Carnival

Media - 2017.22 - SAAM-2017.22_2 - 130145
Copied Rufino Tamayo, Carnival, 1936, gouache on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2017.22

Artwork Details

Title
Carnival
Date
1936
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
15 × 22 in. (38.1 × 55.9 cm)
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Mediums Description
gouache on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem — heart
  • Landscape — celestial — moon
  • Performing arts — circus — clown
  • Object — other — flag
  • Figure group
Object Number
2017.22

Related Books

This is the cover of the "Tamayo: The New York Years" book displaying Rufino Tamayo's Carnival painting.
Tamayo: The New York Years
Tamayo: The New York Years explores the influences between Rufino Tamayo (1899–1991), a major Mexican modernist best known for his boldly colored, semiabstract paintings, and the American art world. It reveals how he forged a new path in the modern art of the Americas and contributed to New York’s dynamic cultural scene as the city was becoming a center of postwar art. 

Exhibitions

This is a Tamayo painting of a New York City skyline and a person looking at it through a telescope.
Tamayo: The New York Years
November 2, 2017March 17, 2018
Tamayo: The New York Years is the first exhibition to explore the influences between this major Mexican modernist and the American art world.