Study of Tamayo’s Hands

Manuel Álvarez Bravo 

Mexican, 1931 

Gelatin silver print

7 5/16 x 9 3/8 in. 

Manuel Alvarez Bravo made this portrait of Rufino Tamayo’s delicate hands to symbolize individuality within the larger fields of society and art. Tamayo, a mural painter, saw Alvarez Bravo’s work in a 1928 exhibition. It was the first time Alvarez Bravo exhibited his photographs. Interested in reactions, he stood nearby hoping to eavesdrop on a conversation. Two people stood talking, then approached Alvarez Bravo. One of the individuals was Tamayo. He was the first artist to respond to Alvarez Bravo’s work, and the two shared a close friendship from that moment forward. 

(The J. Paul Getty Museum)

(Source: getty.edu)

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