L'œuvre L'homme qui chante - Centre Pompidou


L'homme qui chante


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Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)

L'homme qui chante

(L'homme chantant ; Le chanteur)


Huile sur toile

196 x 130 cm

Inscriptions :S.D.B.G. : Tamayo / 50

Achat, 1951

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3030 P

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

This painting is an illustration of Rufino Tamayo’s synthesis of the Pre-Columbian art heritage and modern Western painting. Produced in 1950, during the artist’s Paris period, this chimera-like musician with his grimacing hammer-head, simplified forms and sinuous contours naturally appealed to the Surrealists, starting with André Breton, who wrote a preface for Tamayo’s first Paris exhibition that year.

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