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The 1930s: The Making of "The New Man"

<P>Christian Schad: <EM>Portrait of Dr. Haustein</EM>, 1928Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid&copy; Estate of Christian Schad / SODRAC (2008)Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Canada</P>

Christian Schad: Portrait of Dr. Haustein, 1928
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
© Estate of Christian Schad / SODRAC (2008)
Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Canada

The 1930s: The Making of "The New Man"
OTTAWA  •  National Gallery of Canada,  •  Ongoing

The 1930’s: The Making of “The New Man” brings together paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 103 European and North American artists that explore the seminal link between art and biology. The show features art work by Jean Arp, Vassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalί, Alberto Giacometti, August Sander, Diego Rivera, Alex Colville, Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Ivan Albright and Walker Evans among others. These works are grouped together under nine themes: Genesis, Convulsive Beauty, “The Will to Power,” The Making of “The New Man”, Mother Earth, The Appeal of Classicism, “Faces of our Time,” “Crowds and Power,” and The Charnel House.

A softcover catalogue in English and French accompanies this exhibition edited by Jean Clair, guest curator of the The 1930s: The Making of “The New Man.”  The catalogue also includes essays by Éric Michaud, author of The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany (Stanford University Press); Laura Bossi; Sander L. Gilman, author of Freud, Race and Gender (Princeton University Press); Didier Ottinger of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Jean Clair, former director of the Musée Picasso, Paris.

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