Framed Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) colored mixograph, "Figura en Verde". Signed in pencil lower right, artist's proof numbered lower left (P de A X/X). Dimensions: 17.5"h x 12"w; (overall) 25.75"h x 20.25"w. Provenance: Southwest Gallery, Dallas - Private Collection. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $70.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.
Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) is a modern master whose legacy is rooted in his contributions across a variety of media, including mural and easel painting, drawing, and the graphic arts. Produced between 1925 and 1991, his graphic work includes woodcuts, lithographs, etchings and Mixografia® prints — a new technique that was developed in the early 1970s to allow him to produce his prints in relief.
The Mixografia® process begins in a similar way to that of traditional printmaking — the artist crafts a model from any variety of materials, from which a plate is cast and then covered in a layer of ink. At this point in the procedure, however, Mixografia® begins to differ. Instead of pressing the plate against a sheet of paper, a paper pulp, made in-house out of cotton fibre, is applied over the print ink. Together the pulp and the plate are run under extremely high pressure, allowing the pulp to slide into each individual crevice of the plate and the ink to mix into the fibres of the pulp. The technique proved to be perfectly suited to what Tamayo wanted to achieve: the resulting print has a much richer colour as the ink becomes immersed in the fabric of the paper, while the surface is subtly nuanced and resembles a relief, unlike a typical two-dimensional print.
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