Centre of Latin American Studies

Cultural Studies Section

The Primitive and the Oneiric in some 20th-Century Latin American Art (ES)

(i) Recasting Origins: Wifredo Lam (Cuba) (ii) Inscapes: Space and Vision in Roberto Matta (Chile)


Marta Traba, Art in Latin America, 1900-1980 (Baltimore: John Hopkins UP, 1994)

Waldo Rasmussen (ed.), Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century (New York: Harry N.Abrams/The Museum of Modern Art, 1993)

Oriana Baddeley and Valerie Fraser, Drawing the Line: Art and Cultural Identity in Latin America (London and New York: Verso, 1989)

William Rubin (ed.), “Primitivism” in 20th Century Art , 2 vols (New York :Museum of Modern Art, 1984)

Dawn Ades, Dada and Surrealism (London: Thames and Hudson, 1974)

Charles Harrison et al, Primitivism, Cubism, Abstraction: the Early 20th century (New Haven/London: Yale UP/Open University,1993)

Colin Rhodes, Primitivism and Modern Art (London: Thames and Hudson, 1994)

Barbara Braun, Pre-Columbian Art and the Post-Columbian World: Ancient American Sources of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993)

Martica Sawin, Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995)

Josefina Alix and Martica Sawin (eds), Surrealistas en el exilio y los inicios de la Escuela de Nueva York (Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1999-2000)

Whitney Chadwick, Myth in Surrealist Painting, 1929-1939 (Ann Aarbor: UMI Research Press, 1979)

Ibid., Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement (Boston: Little and Brown, 1985)

Valerie Flethcher et al , Cross-currents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers (Rivera, Torres-García, Lam, Matta) (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian, 1992)

Juan a. Martínez, Cuban Art and National Identity: The Vanguardia Painters, 1927-1950 (Gainesville: Florida UP, 1994)

Arturo Lindsay, Santería Aesthetics in Contemporary Latin American Art (Smithsonian, 1996)

La revista ‘Orígenes’ y la vanguardia cubana (Madrid: D.G.E Ediciones/Turner, 2000)

Lidia Santos, Tropical Kitsch: Mass Media in Latin American Art and Literature (2006)

Patrick Frank (ed), Readings in Latin American Modern Art