"Capital figure in the panorama of Mexican painting of the 20th century, he was one of the first Latin American artists who, together with the representatives of the well-known" group of three "(Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco), achieved a relief and a genuinely diffusion Like them, he participated in the important mural movement that flourished in the period between the two world wars. "
Born in Oaxaca, in the State of the same name, the son of Zapotec indigenous people, Rufino Tamayo was a fertile and long-lived painter, as he died at the age of ninety-three, in Mexico City, in 1991. His remains rest in the Museum. Contemporary Art Tamayo.
It has a peculiar, sumptuous color, the result of studied and brilliant juxtapositions. Everything fits into his work, from cosmic concern for human destiny to erotic life. His work as a muralist culminates in the mural "El Día y la Noche" made in 1964 for the National Museum of Anthropology and History of Mexico.