Cernuda Arte, the Coral Gables-based Cuban and Latin American art gallery, is proud to present a remarkable exhibition of iconic modern masters.The public is invited to walk through and view the magnificent art on the walls â€“ learn and enjoy. The show will be on view from May 3 to June 24, 2013.
Thereâ€™s something to be said about authenticity. Particularly in the field of modern art. And this is precisely what this show reveals â€“the outstanding force and genius of the ones that made a strong mark â€“not only upon Cuban art â€“ but upon the art of the world as well.
By the late 1920s, the avant-garde movement on the island had rejected academic conventions and had enthusiastically embraced 20th century European modernism. The artists involved pursued depth and diversity â€“ and most of them felt they belonged to an art scene much more open and global.
In their formative years, many of these talented individuals had lived in Paris â€“the modern art mecca â€“where they studied and delved into the currents of surrealism, cubism, fauvism and primitivism. They were unafraid to engage their cultural baggage with novel expressions. They all had a fervent vocation, and it is accurate to say that, they were theÂ provocateursÂ of their era.
And so it happened that, with their pictorial vocabulary and spellbinding palette, this group of artists attracted the attention of art critics, art dealers, art enthusiasts, philanthropists, intellectuals, and basically, la crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨meÂ of the artworld. Renowned personalities such as, the Rockefeller family, Alfred Barr Jr., Pierre Matisse, Peggy Guggenheim, Julian Levy, Ernest Hemingway, Edward Allen Jewell, Emily Genauer (to name a few), celebrated, encouraged and promoted their virtuosity.
It is important to know and emphasize that, most of these highly talented individuals â€“ starring in this gallery show today â€“ exhibited their work with other international modernists from Europe, the United States and Latin America. Wifredo Lam had already exhibited in Spain and France in the late 1920s & 30s. He then was invited by Picasso to exhibit with him in New York at Perls Galleries in 1939. In 1941, Amelia PelÃ¡ez had a one-person exhibition at Norte Gallery in Manhattan. Later in 1942, Lam had a solo show in New York at the Pierre Matisse gallery. And there were many more important museum shows that propelled their careers and placed these artistâ€™s names in the international map. Among the most significant: the 1939Â Latin American Exhibition of Fine Art and Applied ArtÂ at the Riverside Museum; the 1943Â International Watercolor Exhibition BiennialÂ at the Brooklyn Museum; the 1943Â Latin American CollectionÂ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the notedÂ 1944 Modern Cuban PaintersÂ which was exhibited at twelve USA venues, from the East coast to the West. , including the San Francisco Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Seattle Art Museum and the J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, Kentucky.
About Cernuda Arte
Cernuda Arte showcases the works of the Colonial, Early Republic, Vanguardia, and Modern master painters, as well as the latest production of contemporary artists of unquestionable talent. The complete spectrum of Cuban art has been, for more than twenty-five years, our field of expertise and with pleasure it will continue to be so. We offer you the accumulation of our experience backed by our integrity and honesty. We buy, sell, certify, and appraise Cuban art.
3155 Ponce de Leon Boulevard.
Coral Gables, Fl 33134
305 461 1050 cernudaarte.com