Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris Between

Title: Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris Between 
Author: Michele Greet 
Publisher: Yale University Press 
Theme: Art history 
Format: Hardcover 
Pages: 296 
Dimension: 8 1/2 x 11 inches 
Language: English 
Release date: March 2018 
ISBN: 9780300228427 


An unprecedented and comprehensive survey of Latin American artists in interwar Paris

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, whose experiments laid the groundwork for artistic production throughout the rest of the century. 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 (Joaquín Torres-García). Yet their participation in the Paris art scene has reMayned largely overlooked until now. This vibrant book examines their collective role, surveying the work of both household names and an extraordinary array of lesser-known artists.