An accompanying publication of the exhibition Zobel. Contrapuntos, one of the collateral events of the 57th Venice Biennale. The exhibition provides an introduction and perspective on the work of Fernando Zóbel (1924-1984), who was born in Manila, studied at Harvard University, and lived in Spain. The exhibited paintings are a harmonious synthesis of Asian and Western painting techniques. Described as a transnational artist, Zóbel was a key figure in the modern art movement in the Philippines. He also formed close ties with Spanish artists in the 1950s to 1960s during the ascendancy of Spanish abstract painting. Focusing on the years 1956-1962, the show selects artist’s prime achievements, the Saeta and Serie Negra series.
Ayala Foundation, Philippines
Hardcover with insert / 11.5 x 8.5 inches / 208 pages / Color