Antonio Berni, ‘Libertad. De la serie “Dictaduras del Cono Sur, Terrorismo de Estado en Argentina”’, 1980, Cosmocosa

" Cat. 158, " Libertad", uno de los apuntes más interesantes de la serie de papeles políticos. Casi treinta años después se puede leer la continuidad de su manera estilística desde que comenzó con los asuntos bélicos en relación con la Segunda Guerra en la década del 50. En sus papeles políticos, las resoluciones formales fueron muchas y variadas y, tal como puede verse, con un espectro temático amplio, casi siempre caracterizado por una libertad expresiva, una tendencia estilística neo-expresionista como denominación general." Marcelo E. Pacheco.

Series: Dictaduras del Cono Sur, Terrorismo de Estado en Argentina / Southern Cone Dictatorships, State Terrorism in Argentina

Signature: On front. (BERNI 80)

Image rights: © José Antonio Berni y Luis E. De Rosa

2016/2017, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, "Antonio Berni, revelaciones sobre papel, 1927-1981". Curada por Marcelo E. Pacheco.
2017, Mercado de Arte Córdoba, Cosmocosa, Ciudad de Córdoba, 2017.

PACHECO, Marcelo E. “Antonio Berni, Revelaciones sobre papel, 1922-1981”, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2016/17 Argentina.

Argentina. Private Collection.

About Antonio Berni

Antonio Berni, who apprenticed with a stained-glass manufacturer as a child, began his artistic career as a Surrealist, producing paintings and collages. In the 1930s, Berni’s practice shifted towards critical and social realism; around then he banded with other young artists to espouse the New Realism movement, dedicated to highlighting class struggle and social injustice in Argentina. He worked typically in large scale and, perhaps in part due to a meeting with David Alfaro Siqueiros, made a number of murals as well. In 1959, he returned to making collages, using detritus and found objects. Berni was also known for making xylographs (or woodcuts) in high relief, incorporating collage elements—he called these xylo-collage-reliefs. In his late career, Berni’s style became increasingly photorealistic.

Argentinian, 1905-1981, based in Argentina

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2016
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires,
Antonio Berni - Revelations on paper 1922-1981

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2017
2015