Virtual Re-visit to the art of Rufino Tamayo

A few years ago, 5 to be exact, I was visiting Mexico D.F. on a whim and made a short stop to one of my favorite museums, el Museo Rufino Tamayo. It is a place I love, because of the architecture and space, as well as the location by the Bosque de Chapultepec and Polanco, which is a really nice area for an afternoon visit.

I blogged about my visit to the Museo Rufino Tamayo back then, and about how moved I was by an exhibit about the photographer Tina Modotti and her letters to fellow photographer Edward Weston in 1930. I think I must have been short on time, because I don’t recall seeing any works by the master Rufino Tamayo himself. That is a pity, because I do love his paintings. ¿Qué pasó que no tengo ninguna foto del arte de Rufino Tamayo en esa visita? A lo mejor estuve muy busy tomando fotos de la arquitectura y se me fue el tiempo.

Lucky for me, I have a newfound love for an online gallery service called Artsy. I am thrilled with their site, and would encourage you to take a look if you’re into art and news about the art world.

Artsy’s mission is to strive to make all of the world’s art accessible to anyone online. They have a Rufino Tamayo page, where you can find his bio, images with some of his works and most importantly, a link to shows where you can see his art on display, which is a really valuable resource. So check it out.

In the meantime, since it’s Flashback Thursday, here are a few pix of that short visit to the Museo, and to the minimalist architecture by the Mexican architects Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon and Abraham Zabludovsky.

Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City.

Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City.

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Bésame…bésame mucho.

Take a walk around any part of el DF and you’ll notice something interesting: people in Mexico City are not shy in practicing public displays of affection.

It’s weird to post these pictures because they are kind of voyeuristic, and yet this says a lot about Mexicans in the capital, their passions and intense relationships.

Besos, abrazos, semi make out sessions and other forms of PDA’s are evident all over town, and would make anybody back in the US blush a little, yet here they are casual and normal.

I saw a couple kiss each other goodbye at the metro station and almost wanted to tell them “Oh get a room!” or the otherwise appropriate “No coman pan en frente de los pobres”.

Amor de la calle.

“quiero tenerte muy cerca, mirarme en tus ojos, verte junto a mi…” escribió Consuelito Velazquez.

Hand in Hand, 2 men walk together in La Condesa.

Beso matutino. 11 am por la Avenida de la Reforma.

Siamese lovers joined at the hip. Even at a museum exhibit, these 2 would not let go of each other.