Edward J. Sullivan of New York University focuses on artists from five Latin American countries (Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Costa Rica) in the first half of the 20th century. Examine how such painters as Wifredo Lam and Amelia Peláez (Cuba), Yoryi Morel and Celeste Woss y Gil (Dominican Republic), Carlos Mérida and Francisco Zúñiga (Guatemala and Costa Rica), as well as Mexican artists of the muralist generation, created works that both evidenced modernist visual vocabularies of Cubism and Futurism and employed symbols of national identity. Directed at a general public, the lecture is illustrated, making the point of a shared sensibility within the framework of unique individuality.
Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art, New York University
Free reception follows.
Above: Wifredo Lam, Untitled, 1943. Oil on burlap. A. Shuman Collection - Abraham Shuman Fund. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. 2007.4.