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BOOK / "EROTIC DRAWINS". Sergei Eisenstein

BOOK / "EROTIC DRAWINS". Sergei Eisenstein

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Sergei Eisenstein, the acclaimed director of Battleship Potemkin, October, and Ivan the Terrible, was also a theater director, set designer, author of books on film theory, and a great draftsman. From his adolescence, he was a prolific caricaturist; later, in his early days in the theater, he created thousands of sketches and set designs, as well as storyboards for his films. While his general graphic work is well-known and widely disseminated, the so-called "erotic drawings" occupy a distinct place and have been handled almost in secret for a long time. Most of them were created during his stay in Mexico while filming ¡Que viva México! Eisenstein believed that in this country, he had found a vital, almost primitive force, definitive as an influence on his vision of art and the world. He was fascinated by the union of death with sex and religious ecstasy, which he tirelessly portrayed in his graphic work with irony and humor, as well as the representation of the indigenous and post-colonial world.

Published for the first time in Mexico, this volume brings together a selection of 155 drawings reproduced in color and according to their original format, taken from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, private collections in Paris, and the Museo del Estanquillo in Mexico City. It is accompanied by texts from Maria Haltunen, a researcher in the Department of Drawings at the Hermitage Museum, and Jean-Claude Marcadé, a French art historian and researcher.

"I believe that graphic art has sprung from the image of the ropes that bind the bodies of the martyrs, from the marks left by the blows of the whip on the white surface of the body, from the hissing blade of the sword before it touches the neck of the condemned." -SE

Title: Dibujos eróticos
Author: Sergei Eisenstein
Publisher: Editorial Alias
Paperback Format: 20.5 x 26.5 cm
Number of Pages: 216 Weight: 800 gr.
Genre: Art Language:
Spanish Printing: Four inks 2021, Printed in Mexico

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