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Title Rafael Soriano : the artist as mystic = el artista como místico / Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta, editor ; translators: Vicente Echerri & Ileana Fuentes.

Publication Info. Boston : McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.9729 Soriano,R RAF    Available
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Description 181 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 23 x 31 cm
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Language Parallel texts in English and Spanish.
Note Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, January 30-June 4, 2017; the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, June 29-October 1, 2017; and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, October 28, 2017-January 28, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Cuban painter Rafael Soriano (1920-2015) was an acclaimed master of geometric abstraction and a global figure in the twentieth-century art world. His work resonated with such international artists of Latin American origin as Roberto Matta, Rufino Tamayo, and Wifredo Lam. As a result of the revolution in Cuba in 1959, Soriano left the country in 1962 for the United States. The effect of the Cuban revolution on his art as well as his aesthetics in general are the focus of this book, an unprecedented examination of his entire oeuvre. Featuring more than ninety paintings, pastels, and drawings, this bilingual English-Spanish catalog begins with a contextual analysis of Soriano's relationship to the Cuban avant-garde and his position within the emerging mid-century modernists. Essays then trace his evolving styles, examining his work through the lens of surrealism and European and Latin American transnational aesthetics. The idea of exile and struggle is a leitmotif and is framed within questions of transcendence and spirituality.
Subject Soriano, Rafael, 1920- -- Exhibitions.
Soriano, Rafael, 1920- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painting, Cuban -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Goizueta, Elizabeth T, editor.
Soriano, Rafael, 1920- Paintings. Selections.
McMullen Museum of Art, host institution.
Long Beach Museum of Art, host institution.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, host institution.
Added Title Artist as mystic
Artista como místico
ISBN 9781892850270 paperback
1892850273 paperback

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