Eva fernandez del campo

“other identities and places” by eva fernández del campo.

His publications on Asian art and contemporary Western art include “The Paintings of Ajanta. Indian theater of nature” (2007), a monograph on Anish Kapoor (2006), “Dictionary of universal mythology” (2000) as well as collaborations in works such as “Asia” (Barcelona, Océano, 1996) and “The tree of life. La naturaleza en el arte y las tradiciones de la India” (ed. by Chantal Maillard in Barcelona, Kairós, 2001), or the translation of Coomaraswamy’s book “La danza de Siva” (Madrid, Siruela, 1996 and 2006). He is currently working on transculturality, hybridization and crossbreeding in the contemporary art of East and West, and directs the R+D+I plan project “Transculturality, crossbreeding and globalization in the art of the Contemporary Era. East-West”.

conference the modern primitive and modern indian art

The art of India is rigorously regulated and subject to a series of guidelines and laws that, since ancient times, have been transmitted from father to son and compiled in treatises. All these canons constitute an authentic grammar of which the artist (sculptor, painter, dancer or actor), just as a poet would do with the rules imposed by his language, must make use in order to combine them and play with them, to give birth to a creation that will always be unique and original.

lecture 22 eva fernandez

This book is undoubtedly a milestone in the historical-artistic production of our country. Beyond the simple compilation and scrutiny of sources and bibliography, and the result of study and research in situ, the work of Eva Fernandez del Campo offers an overview of the creation in India unpublished to date. She does not limit herself, as is often the case, to the Hindu and Islamic periods, but considers it as a continuum that starts from prehistory and reaches the present day, so that each new evolutionary stage is understood on the basis of the assumption (and overcoming) of the contributions of previous strata. In this way, the different artistic manifestations are understood not as isolated entities but placed in a broad context that allows us to understand all their distinctive characteristics, as well as their different levels of meaning. Accompanied by a rich graphic corpus, extensive bibliographies and chronological tables that constitute a fundamental tool to guide through a universe as complex and distant from our culture as that of India, and placing special emphasis on a careful transcription of Sanskrit, The Art of India is an unquestionable reference (not only nationally but also internationally) for anyone who wants to know (and deepen) one of the most ancient cultures of the world, and to understand the history of India.

in the matter of the world”, by eva fernández del campo.

She is professor of Asian art and contemporary art at the Complutense University of Madrid since 1997 and directs the Complutense Research Group “Trama”, dedicated to the study of transculturality, hybridization and miscegenation in the art of East and West. He specialized in Indian art, a country in which he has made numerous research stays thanks to several grants such as those of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, or UNESCO, participating in the project “Integral Study of the Silk Roads”.