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  • ICAA Record ID
    754953
    TITLE
    La obra de Tamayo : En la exposición del artista mexicano se advierte una evolución interesante que reclama cuidadosa atención de los críticos / Por CARLOS MERIDA
    IN
    Magazine : suplemento dominical de El Demócrata (México, D. F., México). -- Abr. 18, 1926
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 11 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Mérida, Carlos. "La obra de Tamayo: En la exposición del artista mexicano se advierte una evolución interesante que reclama cuidadosa atención de los críticos." Magazine: Suplemento dominical de El Demócrata (Mexico City), April 18, 1926.
Synopsis

After remarking how difficult it was for artists to exhibit work due to the great expense and the lack of existing spaces, the painter and critic Carlos Mérida talks about the paintings that Rufino Tamayo exhibited in his latest show. Mérida says that Tamayo’s painting was experiencing a moment of purification and evolving in a positive way. He explains that it was a merely pictorial work of true Mexican-ness, not picturesque, and free of glitter and glitz.

Annotations

Even though this was the most Mexican phase of Carlos Mérida (1891–1984), his discourse very clearly mirrors his interest in the problems intrinsic to visual expression as well as the artist’s innermost expression, qualities that he aptly finds in Rufino Tamayo’s (1899–1991) œuvre. The reproductions of the works exhibited, which are the focal point of this review, offer an interesting visual comparison for studying the evolution of his painting.

Researcher
Leticia Torres : CURARE A. C.
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Credit
Courtesy of Alma Mérida, Mexico City, México
Location
Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público