The Primitivist Imaginary in Iberian and Transatlantic Modernisms

Joana Cunha Leal (Editor/Coordinator), Mariana Pinto dos Santos (Editor/Coordinator)

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Taking into account politics, history, and aesthetics, this edited volume explores the main expressions of primitivism in Iberian and Transatlantic modernisms.

Ten case studies are thoroughly analyzed concerning both the circulations and exchanges connecting the Iberian and Latin American artistic and literary milieus with each other and with the Parisian circles. Chapters also examine the patterns and paradoxes associated with the manifestations of primitivism, including their local implications and cosmopolitan drive. This book opens up and deepens the discussion of the ties that Spain and Portugal maintained with their imperial pasts, which extended into European twentieth-century colonialism, as well as the nationalist and folk aesthetics promoted by the cultural industry of Iberian dictatorships. The book significantly rethinks long-established ideas about modern art and the production of primitivist imagery.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge | Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9781003355519
ISBN (Print)9781032409504, 9781032409528
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Art History


  • Iberian modernisms
  • Transatlantic modernisms
  • Primitivism


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