The collections currently on display at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris revisit the artistic twentieth century, from the pre-war period to the turn of the twenty-first. Capital of modern art until 1945, Paris has seen the colors of Fauvism flourish, the forms of Cubism, the imagination of surrealism until the advent of abstraction.
From Rythmes by Robert Delaunay to masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso, Bonnard and many others, the exhibition reflects the artistic revolution of an era when avant-garde confronts creation with real life. Through a “dreamlike” art, the perception of reality becomes hallucinatory because the settings of a great chimerical reality merge. The spectator’s imagination – strangely altered – is then freed into contradiction.
During the twentieth century, while André Breton – founder of surrealism – became fascinated by Freud’s theories on the unconscious, he condemned a society guilty of stifling the freedom of thought of individuals. Later, in the 1960s, George Brecht continued the business initiated by the Dadaists with the Fluxus movement which called into question the autonomy of art, the status of the artist, his work, and his place. in the society.
Installed in the palace of the International Exhibition of May 1937, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris reveals the avant-garde artists of the 20th century, welcoming their works thanks to the generosity of major contemporary donors – Vollard, Girardin, Amos , Henry-Thomas. We can thus explore the artistic movements of an era, whose concerns remain quite close to those of our current world.
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