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Author D'Alessandro, Stephanie/ Přez-oramas, Luis

Uniform Title Tarsila do Amaral (Art Institute of Chicago).
Title TARSILA DO AMARAL : INVENTING MODERN ART IN BRAZIL / Stephanie D'Alessandro and Luis Pérez-Oramas.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : The Art Institute of Chicago, [2017]


1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 192 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
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Note "Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Modern Art, New York."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-185) and index.
Contents Tarsila do Amaral: Devouring Modernist Narratives / Stephanie D'Alessandro and Luis Pérez-Oramas -- A Negra, Avaporu, and Tarsilia's Anthropophagy / Stephanie D'Alessandro -- Tarsila, Melancholic Cannibal / Luis Pérez-Oramas.
Summary "An exploration of the innovative, quintessentially Brazilian painter who merged modernism with the brilliant energy and culture of her homeland Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) was a central figure at the genesis of modern art in her native Brazil, and herinfluence reverberates throughout 20th- and 21s-century art. Although relatively little-known outside Latin America, her work deserves to be understood and admired by a wide contemporary audience. This publication establishes her rich background in European modernism, which included associations in Paris with artists Fernand Léger and Constantin Brancusi, dealer Ambroise Vollard, and poet Blaise Cendrars. Tarsila (as she is known affectionately in Brazil) synthesized avant-garde aesthetics with Braziliansubjects, creating stylized, exaggerated figures and landscapes inspired by her native country that were powerful emblems of the Brazilian modernist project known as Antropofagía. Featuring a selection of Tarsila's major paintings, this volume conveys her vital role in the emerging modern-art scene of Brazil, the community of artists and writers (including poets Oswald de Andrade and Mário de Andrade) with whom she explored and developed a Brazilian modernism, and how she was subsequently embraced as anational cultural icon. At the same time, an analysis of Tarsila's legacy questions traditional perceptions of the 20th-century art world and asserts the significant role that Tarsila and others in Latin America had in shaping the global trajectory of modernism"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Tarsila, 1886-1973 -- Exhibitions.
Modernism (Art) -- Brazil -- Exhibitions.
ART / Individual Artists / Monographs.
ART / Caribbean & Latin American.
ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945).
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General.
Added Author D'Alessandro, Stephanie.
Pérez Oramas, Luis, 1960-
Art Institute of Chicago, organizer, host institution.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), organizer, host institution.
ISBN 9780300228618 : HRD 50.00
0300228619 : HRD 50.00

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