Filed under catalogue | Tags: · avant-garde, constructivism, painting, sculpture
“Kataryna Kobro (1898-1951) and Władysław Strzemiński (1893-1952) are among the silent protagonists of the European avant-gardes, to which they contributed by both fostering and questioning the legacy of modernism with a plastic and theoretical oeuvre that was fertile as it was complex. Dedicated to experimentation on pure forms–Kobro fundamentally in sculpture and Strzemiński in painting–and closely related to international artistic movements like the Bauhaus, neoplasticism and constructivism, their work is pivotal for an understanding of abstract art in the Central Europe of the first decades of the twentieth century.”
With contributions by Jarosław Suchan, Christina Lodder, Gladys C. Fabre, Juan Manuel Bonet, and texts by Kobro and Strzemiński.
Publisher Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, 2017
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License
ISBN 9788480265508, 8480265507
Filed under catalogue | Tags: · art, avant-garde, painting, revolution, russia, socialist realism, soviet union
“This is the first exhibition and publication to present this outstanding figure of socialist realism – and, by extension, the historical period from which his work was borne – in a twofold context: the end of the avant-garde and the advent of Soviet socialist realism. It covers Deineka’s entire oeuvre, from his early paintings of the 1920s to the twilight of his career in the 1950s, when the dreamlike quality of his first works gave way to the harsh materiality of everyday life, the life in which the utopian ideals of socialism seemed to materialize. Combining Deineka’s graphic work, posters and contributions to illustrated magazines and books with his monumental paintings, this catalogue displays a variety of subjects: factories and enthusiastic masses, athletes and farmers, the ideal and idyllic image of Soviet life.”
With essays by Manuel Fontán del Junco, Christina Kiaer, Ekaterina Degot, Boris Groys, Fredric Jameson, Irina Leytes, and Alessandro De Magistris. Includes an extensive section with documents of the Russian avant-garde, Revolutionary Art and Socialist Realism (1913-35) and texts by and about Deineka (1918-64).
Publisher Fundación Juan March, Madrid, 2011
ISBN 9788470755927, 8470755927
Filed under catalogue | Tags: · anthropophagy, art, art history, avant-garde, brazil, cubism, painting
“Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) is one of the major figures of the Latin American vanguard and the symbol of Brazilian Modernism. Exotic, sophisticated and cosmopolitan, she spent two intensive periods in Paris, where she completed what she called the ‘military service’ of Cubism and fed on European avant-garde currents, like a civilized anthropophagite. Upon returning to her country, the digestion of that banquet and her rediscovery of the colors and shapes of her childhood spent in the Brazilian interior would, around 1920, give rise to the most dazzling epoch of her painting.
This catalogue approaches the artist from the remote past of her country, supplemented by the works and writings of her contemporaries as well as essays by experts on her painting.”
Publisher Fundación Juan March, Madrid, and Editorial de Arte y Ciencia, Madrid, 2009
ISBN 9788470755613 (EN)