Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Talk by Edie Wolfe: "Modern Primitives? Brazilian Artists in Paris in the 1920s"

September 10th, 2010
1:00 PM

Newcomb College Institute
Tulane University
Uptown Campus

Fridays at Newcomb Speaker Series

This Friday afternoon lecture series provides students a chance to learn more about academic disciplines that differ from their major area of study. Faculty presenters are given an opportunity to share their research in an informal setting. Many faculty presenters (and occasionally student presenters) have been awarded a Newcomb Grant, however some have not. This lecture is paired with lunch from a local restaurant and usually lasts from 1-2:30pm. For the Fall 2010 schedule, please click here.

Modern Primitives? Brazilian Artists in Paris in the 1920s

Art Historian and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Affairs of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Prof. Edie Wolf remarks on the Brazilian artists among the Parisian avantgarde and their uniquely American version of Primitivism.

Brazil held a special place in the Parisian imagination, home to both noble savage and ignoble cannibal. So how did the cosmopolitan coterie of Brazilian artists in jazz-age Paris negotiate these stereotypes, so removed from the reality of a modern, urban Brazil?

This event is being sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute.

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