Amazons of the Avant-Garde

Amazons of the Avant-Garde

by Alexandra Exter, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
     
 
Some of the most outstanding exhibitions organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum have been those that have presented the art of the Russian avant-garde. In Amazons of the Avant-Garde: Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Varvara Stepanova, and Nadezhda Udaltsova the work o six legendary Russian women artists is poignantly

Overview

Some of the most outstanding exhibitions organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum have been those that have presented the art of the Russian avant-garde. In Amazons of the Avant-Garde: Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Varvara Stepanova, and Nadezhda Udaltsova the work o six legendary Russian women artists is poignantly explored, offering a refreshing look at this important period of art. Celebrating the vital role that each artist played in the formation of the radical art of the Russian avant-garde, the book looks at the evolution of the Russian painting from the 1900's through the early 1920's. It brings together the brilliant masterpieces of the period, including many that have not been in the West since they were created. The work of these pioneering women artists is expressed as tremendously influential in the world of the Russian avant-garde and important in capturing the Modernist as a whole.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This catalog accompanies an upcoming traveling exhibition, originating at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, that will feature six women painters of the early 20th-century Russian avant-garde: Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Varvara Stepanova, and Nadezhda Udaltsova. Organized by the curators of the exhibition, the catalog discusses these women, their painting, and their work in other art forms, including theater, textile design, and writing. The book features biographies of each woman in addition to essays that focus on the issue of gender in the arts of turn-of-the-century Russia. What results is a well-documented, well-illustrated book with color plates that includes a chronology of each artist and a collection of translated primary documents (artists correspondence, extracts from diaries, and contemporary exhibition catalogs). A valuable resource for the study of women artists and the avant-garde in Russia; highly recommended for academic libraries and specialized art collections. Eric Linderman, Ida Rupp P.L., Port Clinton, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This text is a companion volume for the 1999-2001 touring exhibition of the same name, which was on view in Berlin, London, Venice, Bilbao, and New York. Both explore the work of six female Russian artists who contributed to the development of Russian painting between 1900 and the early 1920s. The first six essays examine a variety of issues including how and why so many female artists gained prominence during this period; the personal and professional lives of female Russian artists of this time; the social, historical and political conditions contributing to the emergence of the "new woman" in Russia; the problematic relationship between power and sexuality; male and female creativity; the dynamics of gender, recognition and exclusion in Modernism. Six additional essays provide biographical profiles of each of the six featured artists. Contains 89 color plates and 106 b&w figures. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810969247
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
7.79(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.58(d)

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