Leonor de Oliveira
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 168 Pages - 8 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367244743 - CAT# K422907
Series: Routledge Research in Art History
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This book centres on four Portuguese artists’ journeys between Portugal and Britain and aims at rethinking the cultural and artistic interactions in the post-war Europe, the shaping of new identities within a context of creative experimentalism and transnational dynamics and the artistic responses to political troubles.
Leonor de Oliveira examines the contributions of the work of Paula Rego, Barto dos Santos, João Cutileiro and Jorge Vieira, among other artists, to shape referential images of Portuguese identity that not only responded to the purpose of breaking with dominant iconographic and aesthetic representations but also incorporated a critical perspective on contemporaneity.
This title will appeal to scholars interested in art history, Portuguese and European art, and the mid-20th century art scene.
Introduction: Britain and Portugal – Universalism and Modernity at the Crossroads of the Mid-Twentieth Century 1. Images of Resistance: Artistic Apprenticeship and Experimentalism at the Slade School 2. Expressions of Contemporaneity: Dealing with Dictatorship and Colonialism in the Post-war Period 3. Travelling Images: Exposing Identity in the International Stage 4. Collective imagery: A New Iconography for New Generations Conclusion