Watermelon Man

Tamayo-Watermelon

Mexican artist and mentor Rufino Tamayo painted red watermelon slices.  Ealy Mays would later perfect the blue watermelon series.  Watermelon Slices was painted in 1950, the year Tamayo participated in the Venice Biennale.

Two years before, he had been lauded by Mexican art critics and the public during his retrospective at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes which was installed in the galleries of the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico's premier cultural space. By the time he created Watermelon Slices Tamayo was already considered one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation, a reputation that has only grown in the ensuing years. 

  Important Work by Rufino Tamayo from The Museum of Modern Art, to highlight Latin American sale

 

Welcome to Ealy Mays Artworks

Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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