Paris in Panama/Paris En Panama Robert Lewis and the History of His Restored Art Works in the National Theatre of Panama

by Anton Rajer

Paris in Panama/Paris En Panama Robert Lewis and the History of His Restored Art Works in the National Theatre of Panama Synopsis

This fascinating bilingual book describes for the first time in print the incredible story of the history and restoration of Roberto Lewis's (1874 - 1949) masterpieces in the National Theatre in Panama. Lewis, who was born in Panama, created his monumental works of art on canvas while living in Paris and brought them to Panama in 1907 for installation in the new theatre, an Italian opera house on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, not far from the Panama Canal. The fully illustrated and researched book places Lewis in the context of Belle Epoque France and documents the recent four-year art restoration process. Included are copies of the original contracts, newspaper articles, and drawings by Lewis for his murals. UNESCO declared Lewis's artistic creation a Cultural Heritage of Mankind in 1997.

Paris in Panama/Paris En Panama Robert Lewis and the History of His Restored Art Works in the National Theatre of Panama Press Reviews

Paris in Panama is an inspiring bilingual book documenting my country's art and history. It brings alive an important and lost chapter in Latin America's artistic heritage and focuses on the need to preserve and restore it. - Carmen Aleman Healy, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama

Book Information

ISBN: 9789962024255
Publication date: 31st August 2005
Author: Anton Rajer
Publisher: Editores Autores
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Painting & paintings, Individual artists, art monographs, History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -,

About Anton Rajer

Anton Rajer is an art conservator and museum consultant who has worked on collections in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He teaches at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and was formerly the State Capitol conservator.

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