Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Latin American Art

An extensive collection of 20th and 21st century Latin American art is now available to view online at AHDS Visual Arts.
This latest collection is from the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA), which is the only public collection in Europe dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary art from Latin America. The collection was founded in 1993 and has since grown to more than 600 works through the generosity of many donors, artists, supporters and friends.
The collection reflects the great diversity of Latin American art. There are abstract prints by Alex Gama; surrealist assemblages by Jorge Luis Macchi; photographic portraits from Martín Weber’s series ‘A Map of Latin American Dreams’; and Nadín Ospina’s stone idols recreated in the form of modern icons such as Mickey Mouse. The holdings include paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, video pieces, installations, works in wood, ceramic and textile, as well as major pieces of public sculpture.
The artworks are comprehensively catalogued, with texts written by experts in the field, statements solicited from many of the living artists, and a glossary of related movements and themes.
Access: Free