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Publication of Anna-Eva Bergman’s « Casseroles – Recettes du monde entier »


Anna-Eva Bergman was one of the 20th century’s most singular artists, whose oeuvre was extraordinarily wide-ranging.Her painting—extremely pure, composed of archetypal shapes, graphic rhythms, and profound gravity—is well known. Her books and drawings, however, have a more rarefied reputation. She gave up illustration after the Second World War and, while she did not disavow these works, she did not seek to bring them before the public eye.

But it is time they were given their due.For Casseroles, which she developed in the 1930s, is no mere cookbook; it is a work of great originality and openness to the world, full of curiosity and humor, with a delicious pictorial style.Virtuosic line, economy of expression, cultural stereotypes treated with tender irony: Anna-Eva Bergman’s images are a series of tiny masterpieces to be savored.

Introduced and annotated by Marie-Noël Rio, garnished with an essay by Bertrand Tillier, this edition of Casserolesis the product of patient work by the Fondation Hartung-Bergman in its archives.Its animating principle is that of the author herself: “Love your neighbor—give him the very best!”

Anna Eva-Bergman, Casseroles – Recettes du monde entier (Saucepans – Recipes from Around the World)
Annotated by Marie-Noël Rio
Fondation Hartung-Bergman
2018
ISBN 978-2-913838-09-3
18 €

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Welcome page : Sverige – Smörgåsbord – [1], [1938], ink on paper, 28.4 x 36.8 cm, collection Fondation Hartung-Bergman