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Pierre Schneider, Sylvia Navarrete, Olivier Debroise
D.A.P., Distr. Art Publ., 2000 - Art - 200 pages
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The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is widely regarded as the world's most significant private holding of twentieth-century art. Dating from the 1910s to the 1990s, the paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs in the collection represent the broad range of artistic developments in Mexico during the last century -- from early experiments with European Cubism to post-revolutionary efforts to develop an indigenous Mexican aesthetic, to the diverse styles and techniques of post-World War II abstraction and realism. This exhibition catalogue features large color reproductions of 75 works by many of the most important Mexican artists, including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Maria Izquierdo, Jose Clemente Orzoco, Carlos Mevida, and Rufino Tamayo, as well as a number of significant contemporary figures such as Cisco Jimenez, Sylvia Gruner, and Miguel Calderon. Providing descriptions of individual works as well as artist biographies, this is an excellent overview of major Mexican artists of the twentieth century.

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Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and twentieth-century Mexican art: the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection = Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera y arte mexicano del siglo veinte: la colecciÚ³on de Jacques y Natasha Gelman

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Cosponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Dallas Museum of Art; and the Phoenix Art Museum, the bilingual exhibition catalog under review complements the Metropolitan Museum of Art ... Read full review


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Maria de Corral is an independent curator who co-directed the 2005 Venice Biennale. John R. Lane is The Eugene McDermott Director at the Dallas Museum of Art. Frances Colpitt is The Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. Mark Rosenthal is Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton Museum of Art. Allan Schwartzman is Director of the Rachofsky Collection and, formerly, a curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Charles Wylie is The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Ballinger is Director of the Phoenix Art Museum.

Pierre Schneider dedicated fourteen years to the creation of his magisterial study of Matisse and his work. He is widely regarded as the world's leading expert on the artist.
After collaborating on "Temps Modernes" of Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, "Critique "of Georges Bataille, and "Cahiers du Sud," Schneider worked with the critic and art historian Georges Duthuit, son-in-law of Matisse, for approximately ten years.
Author of numerous works on aesthetics and the history of art, Schneider also contributed regularly to such important journals as "Artnews," "Art in America," "Vogue," "Encounter," and the "Burlington Magazine." He has been the advisor and organizer of large Matisse exhibitions, most notably the Matisse Centennial Exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1970.

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