Modernisme. Belgische abstracte kunst en Europa (1912–1930) (Modernism. Belgian Abstract Art and Europe)

Modernisme. Belgische abstracte kunst en Europa (1912–1930) (Modernism. Belgian Abstract Art and Europe) loading
2013
book, 344 pp., 23 x 28 cm

ISBN 978 94 6230 000 2 (Nederlands)
ISBN 978 94 6230 001 9 (Français)

In the book Modernism. Belgian Abstract Art and Europe (1912-1930), the Belgian historical avant-garde around 1920 is viewed for the first time from a broader European perspective. Not only did protagonists like Jules Schmalzigaug, Georges Vantongerloo and Marthe Donas establish an immediate link with Italian futurism, the Nieuwe Beelding (or neoplasticism) and post-cubism, but in 1920 Karel Maes, Jozef Peeters and Victor Servranckx began to play a prominent role in European constructivism. The pursuit of a community art was not restricted to visual art, as evidenced by architecture and applied art, but also literature, music and the performing arts. Belgian photography and films were also a reflection of international modernism. In this book Belgiums earliest abstract artists are juxtaposed for the first time with like-minded foreign artists such as Fernand Léger, László Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg.