Etxepare Basque Institute releases BASQUE. Art

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.


The Etxepare Basque Institute has published a new edition of the book in the BASQUE collection. Focusing on art, this latest release is one of twelve books dedicated to the Basque language and culture published in the BASQUE. collection.

Ane Lekuona and Ismael Manterola, PhDs, art critics and curators, are the authors of the book ´BASQUE. Art´.

What will you find here?

In this publication you can discover how artists from the Basque Country have depicted Basque culture across different periods and gain deeper insights into Basque culture and society. Download for free on by clicking on this link.

Plastic art has not only formed part of Basque culture, it has also been an essential intermediary in bringing Basque culture into the social imaginary. This book delves into the impact of art on shaping the perception of Basque culture, as a crucial conduit for both natives in constructing their identity and outsiders in understanding our community.

“Reflecting on the history of art in the Basque Country, a recurring characteristic emerges: the desire to convey the community or culture through visual representation”

This book surveys the history of Basque art, highlighting and analysing some of its most significant works spanning from 1900 to the present. Featuring the contributions of artists such as Darío Regoyos to Esther Ferrer, this book examines works from various periods that have collectively forged an imaginary Basque identity through mediums including painting, sculpture, posters, video art, and installations.

BASQUE. Collection

This collection created by the Etxepare Basque Institute brings together twelve cultural disciplines, all of them intertwined as they share language, land and history. Hand in hand with our culture, we invite you to witness the fusion of tradition and innovation, the melding of local and foreign. In short, we invite you to learn where we come from, where we are now and where we’re heading. This set of books is a launchpad intended to spark your curiosity.

Do you want to learn more about Basque literature? Download this book for free.

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