Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits, 1913-1917

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This highly illustrated catalogue will accompany an important exhibition organized by the Meadows Museum entitled Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits 1913 – 1917 that will take place from 21st June to 20th September, 2009. It is focused on the study of the formative stage of Rivera’s career during the second decade of the 20th century, which he spent in Paris and traveling in Europe as a member of avant-garde intellectual circles. This project marks the first time that this aspect of Rivera’s work will have been ...

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Overview

This highly illustrated catalogue will accompany an important exhibition organized by the Meadows Museum entitled Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits 1913 – 1917 that will take place from 21st June to 20th September, 2009. It is focused on the study of the formative stage of Rivera’s career during the second decade of the 20th century, which he spent in Paris and traveling in Europe as a member of avant-garde intellectual circles. This project marks the first time that this aspect of Rivera’s work will have been comprehensively studied, thus making a significant contribution to the scholarship on his life and work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856676642
  • Publisher: Wilson, Philip Publishers, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Navarrete (curator of the exhibition) has held important posts at a number of Mexican institutions, including the Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, where she served as the associate director between 2001 and 2007. She has also served as professor of contemporary art and art criticism at the Universidad Iberoamericana and at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” in Mexico. She is the author of various books and monographs including Miguel Covarrubias, artist y explorador, Vicente Rojo. Panorama, and Miradas y testimonios and is a member of the Comité Mexicano de Historia Del Arte and a founding member of Mexico’s Patroato de Arte Contemporáneo.

Serge Fauchereau, after serving as professor of American Literature at the New York University and the University of Texas, Austin, became the commissioner of international exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He later served at such institutions as the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the Kunsthalle in Bonn, the Tate Modern, Madrid’s Reina Sofía, and carried out an exhibition of Mexican art at the Museo de arte Moderno de Lille. He has published extensively on such modern artists as Georges Braque, Jean Art, and Piet Mondrian.

Anna Indych-López is assistant professor of art history in the art department of The City College of New York (CUNY), where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the modern art of Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Recent publications include essays on modern Mexican art in Art Bulletin, the exhibition catalogue Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted, and A Principality of its Own: 40 Years of Visual Arts at the Americas Society, among others. Her forthcoming book from the University of Pittsburgh Press is Mexican Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States.

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Table of Contents

* Letter from the Director — Mark A. Roglán
• Letter from Sponsor
• Foreword — Ramón Favela
• Diego Rivera and His Circle in Paris 1913-1917 — Sylvia Navarrete
• Cubism in Paris — Serge Fauchereau
• Cubism in Diego Rivera’s Oeuvre — Anna Indych-Lopez
• Bibliography
• Index *

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