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Antonio Berni

Untitled, ca. 1970

Marker on paper
10 3/5 × 8 3/10 in
27 × 21 cm
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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, C.A.B.A.
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Cosmocosa
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, +1 more
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Diptych. variable final measure. Each work measures 27 x 21 cm.

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Diptych. variable final measure. Each work measures 27 x 21 cm.

The section where this work is included within the catalog of the Modern Art Museum by Marcelo E. Pacheco: "The work of Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, marks the passage from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, with the advent of Humanism. It is a …

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© José Antonio Berni and Luis E. De Rosa.
Antonio Berni
Argentinian, 1905–1981
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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.

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Cosmocosa
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, +1 more
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Diptych. variable final measure. Each work measures 27 x 21 cm.

The section where this work is …

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Diptych. variable final measure. Each work measures 27 x 21 cm.

The section where this work is included within the catalog of the Modern Art Museum by Marcelo E. Pacheco: "The work of Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, marks the passage from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, with the advent of Humanism. It is a …

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© José Antonio Berni and Luis E. De Rosa.
Antonio Berni
Argentinian, 1905–1981
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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.

Antonio Berni

Untitled, ca. 1970

Marker on paper
10 3/5 × 8 3/10 in
27 × 21 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, C.A.B.A.
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