Author Greet, Michele, 1970- author
Title Transatlantic encounters : Latin American artists in Paris between the wars / Michele Greet
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
©2018
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 Modern History Library  709.04 G816    AVAILABLE    30550100660545
Descript vii, 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Paris was the artistic capital of the world in the 1920s and '30s, providing a home and community for the French and international avant-garde. Latin American artists contributed to and reinterpreted nearly every major modernist movement that took place in the creative center of Paris between World War I and World War II, including Cubism (Diego Rivera), Surrealism (Antonio Berni and Roberto Matta), and Constructivism (Joaquin Torres-Garcia). Yet their participation in the Paris art scene has remained largely overlooked until now. This book examines their collective role, surveying the work of both household names and an extraordinary array of lesser-known artists. Michele Greet illuminates the significant ways in which Latin American expatriates helped establish modernism and, conversely, how a Parisian environment influenced the development of Latin American artistic identity
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Among the Cubists -- Chapter 2. Latin American artists in Montparnasse -- Chapter 3. Paris : capital of Latin American -- Chapter 4. At the salons -- Chapter 5. At the galleries -- Chapter 6. "Exhilarating exile" : four Latin American women exhibit in Paris -- Chapter 7. In the press -- Chapter 8. Joaquín Torres García Paris : artist, innovator, organizer -- Chapter 9. Exploring surrealism -- Chapter 10. A pre-World War II resurgence -- Notes -- Illustration credits -- Index
Subject Art, Latin American -- France -- Paris -- 20th century
Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris
Artists -- Latin America
Latin Americans -- France -- Paris
Alt Title Latin American artists in Paris between the wars