Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920-1960 (Refiguring Modernism #13) (Paperback)

Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920-1960 (Refiguring Modernism #13) By Michele Greet Cover Image

Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920-1960 (Refiguring Modernism #13) (Paperback)

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Indigenism is not folk art. It is a vanguard movement conceived of by intellectuals and artists conversant in international modernist idioms and defined in response to global trends. Beyond National Identity traces changes in Andean artists' vision of indigenous peoples as well as shifts in the critical discourse surrounding their work between 1920 and 1960. By challenging the notion of pictorial indigenism as a direct expression of national identity, Greet demonstrates the complexity of the indigenists' critical engagement with European and pan-American cultural developments and presents the trend in its global context. Through case studies of works by three internationally renowned Ecuadoran artists, Camilo Egas, Eduardo Kingman Riofr o, and Oswaldo Guayasam n Calero, Beyond National Identity pushes the idea of modernism in new directions--both geographically and conceptually--to challenge the definitions and boundaries of modern art.

Michele Greet is Assistant Professor of Art History at George Mason University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780271034706
ISBN-10: 027103470X
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2009
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Refiguring Modernism