Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

October 12, 2013 - January 05, 2014
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

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.

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Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art


The National Endowment for the Arts, the Irwin and Hannah Harvey Family Fund, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art and the Pierre Daura Center at the Georgia Museum of Art