• Oteiza y Unamuno: dos tragedias epigonales de la modernidad [Oteiza and Unamuno: two epigonal tragedies of modernity]
  • Author: Juan Arana Cobos
  • Publisher: Fundación Museo Jorge Oteiza with the collaboration of Kutxa Social
  • 122 pages €18

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 Oteiza y Unamuno: dos tragedias epigonales de la Modernidad, analyses the Bilbao author’s notable influence on the configuration of Oteiza’s thinking and his identification in Unamuno’s religious conflict.

This volume analyses Unamuno’s presence as the fundamental philosopher who accompanied Oteiza throughout his artistic and intellectual investigation process and from whom he inherits his tragic view of life. According to Arana Cobos, “Oteiza quotes and comments to the philosopher in depth in fundamental works such as Interpretación estética de la estatuaria megalítica americana (Aesthetic interpretation of American megalithic statues), Quousque Tandem…! and Ejercicios espirituales en un túnel (Spiritual exercises in a tunnel) and he is a constant reference in purely Unamuno-related themes and his persistent dialogue or struggle with his ideas. He dedicated a late bust to Unamuno and many unpublished writings and notes.” Both authors also share “the need for creating a reality through fiction to renew cultural situations whose stagnation is evident, as is the case of the crisis of modern thinking.”