Posted on June 5, 2011
To make ends meet, the exposed Malba Pettoruti 37 works, the great abstract painter Argentina. A selection of oil paintings, watercolors and collages to rethink the great artist.
Must go back to 1924 and Witcomb Gallery in Buenos Aires to find the time controversial "foundation" Pettoruti (1892-1971). The date refers to its first exhibition in Argentina after more than a decade of living in Europe and assimilate cubist and futurist currents.
This year, the same in which it will be 40 years after his death, the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (Malba) found the opportunity to organize an exhibition of 37 works of his that allow considering their mark on the national abstract art .
Until the 27th of this month, "Pettoruti and abstract art from 1914 to 1949" aims to summarize in 37 works (including paintings, collages and watercolors) the artist's eye over a field of art that has rarely been the subject of controversy several . The idea is "to show what it was that he said, from his artistic practice, on the problems of abstraction," he told the press the curator of the exhibition, Patricia Artundo.
Works and catalog
Among the works on display at the Malba include "Harmony, movement, space", "Centripetal Force", "Two of the people", "city country", "Still Life" and "Shadows". Additionally, the museum has published A bilingual catalog of 120 pages that includes two curatorial essays.