Georgia Museum of Art opens Cercle et Carre and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents “Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art, an exhibition on view from Oct. 12, 2013, through Jan. 5, 2014.

Pierre Daura (Catalan-American, 1896–1976), Untitled (Street PICIRII 3), 1929. Oil on canvas, 17 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Martha Randolph Daura. GMOA 2003.390.

Pierre Daura (Catalan-American, 1896–1976), Untitled (Street PICIRII 3), 1929. Oil on canvas, 17 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Martha Randolph Daura. GMOA 2003.390.

This exhibition is the first major one devoted to the art and activities of Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square), the artistic group cofounded in 1929 by Pierre Daura (1896–1976), Joaquín Torres-García (1874–1949) and Michel Seuphor (1901–1999). Organized primarily around the works displayed in the group’s 1930 exhibition in Paris or featured in one of the three issues of the 1930 Cercle et Carré periodical, “Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art” presents a dynamic assembly of abstract works of art not seen as a group and seldom discussed in relation to one another for more than 80 years. Complementing the primary-source materials in the Georgia Museum of Art’s Pierre Daura Center’s archives, this exhibition makes an important contribution to understanding international abstract art in the period between the wars.

Curator Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art http://georgiamuseum.org

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