Amazons of the avant-garde: Alexandra Exter ... [et al.]

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Guggenheim Museum, 2000 - Art - 365 pages
Early in the 20th century, a remarkable group of Russian artists ignited a revolution in the fine and applied arts. In recent years, many books have celebrated the achievements of this multifaceted avant-garde. But until now, none has focused exclusively on the achievements of women artists, who played a vital role in the movement.Accompanying an international traveling exhibition, this book profiles six key women of the Russian avant-garde. Richly illustrated with documentary photographs and color reproductions of more than 80 artworks, many of which have never before been seen in the West, Amazons of the Avant-Garde brings to life the disparate aesthetic visions of these revolutionary artists, all of whom were seeking, in the words of Olga Rozanova, "wholly new bases of artistic creation".

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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 ... Read full review


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John E. Bowlt is Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Southern California, where he is also Director of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture and has published widely on aspects of modern russian art.
Nicoletta Misler is Professor of Modern East European Art at the Instituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, where she lectures on both contemporary Italian art and the russian Avant-Garde movement.

Drutt-Asso. Curator for research, Guggenheim Museum.

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