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).