December 14, 2017

New Virtual Art Exhibition Opens On Europeana.eu Web Site; Zooming Option Now Available

Virtual Exhibition Name: From Dada to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania, 1910-1938

In the early decades of the twentieth century, the art world was taken by storm by the fearless experimentalism of several Jewish artists from Romania: Tristan Tzara (1895-1962), Victor Brauner (1903-1966), Marcel Janco (1895-1984), and M. H. Maxy (1895-1971). They and the older Romanian artist Arthur Segal (1875-1944) were present at the birth of an influential avant-garde movement. The younger artists Jules Perahim (1914-2008) and Paul Păun (1915-1994), inspired by their predecessors, were at the forefront of Surrealism.

Dadaist, Surrealist, abstract, and expressionistic works, personal variations on Constructivism – nothing went too far for them.

This virtual exhibition unveils some of the works in the unique exhibition From Dada to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania, 1910-1938 running until October 2, 2011, in the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. The exhibition confirms the importance of Bucharest in European avant-garde art. Also, the lives and work of these seven men shed light on the relationship between Jewish identity and radical modernity. An abundantly illustrated publication accompanies the exposition

Last week we pointed out that the exhibition will offer users some new technology:

Exciting new fea­tures include a zoom­ing option, allow­ing you to view incred­i­ble details in the images. It is also pro­duced in a new style, mean­ing that the art nou­veau exhi­bi­tion already avail­able on Euro­peana will undergo a makeover. After this exhi­bi­tion, the next vir­tual exhi­bi­tion to launch is from the Jew­ish Museum Lon­don (JML).

 

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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