[Museum] Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
The City of Paris (1912)
a German painter and sculptor of Jewish origin and one of the first generation ofabstract artists.
With outbreak of World War II, Freundlich was interned by the French authorities but released, for a time, under the influence of Pablo Picasso. In 1943 he was arrested and deported to Majdanek Concentration Camp, where he was murdered on the day he arrived.
One of his last works:
One of the founders of Fauvism with Matisse.
a French artist, theoretician, philosopher, a self-proclaimed founder ofCubism and an influence on the School of Paris. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du “Cubisme”, 1912.
a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.
an Italian Jewish painterand sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures, that were not received well during his lifetime, but later found acceptance.
During his life, Amedeo Modigliani had little success, but after his death he achieved greater popularity and his works of art achieved high prices. He died at age 35 in Paris of tubercular meningitis.
The School of Paris
The School of Paris describes, not any one art movement or an institution, but is indicative of the importance of Paris as a center of Western art in the early decades of the 20th century. Between 1900 and 1940 the city became a magnet for artists from all over the world and a centre for artistic activity. School of Paris was used to describe this broad affiliation, particularly of non-French artists.
Kees van Dongen
a Dutch painter known for his distinctive Fauvist portraits characterized by their bold palettes and his subject’s large, almond-shaped eyes.
“The essential thing is to elongate the women and especially to make them slim. After that it just remains to enlarge their jewels. They are ravished.”
“Painting is the most beautiful of lies.”
His other works includes…
Apart from Modigliani, this is another painter I really love discovered in the museum. They are similiar with Matisse’s, but the line are much more subtle and delicate.
He identified with Matisse’s fauvism,separate drawing from cookout and letting areas of flat tint spill over the subject.
Raoul and his bother Jean Dufy drew on a similar subject manner and style.
Arp’s work is non-representational, yet firmly rooted in nature. His most abstract compositions suggest organic forms. This keeps the viewer curious, and provides a consistent framework for satisfying the eye.
Yves Klein was the most influential, prominent, and controversial French artist to emerge in the 1950s. He is remembered above all for his use of a single color, the rich shade of ultramarine that he made his own: International Klein Blue.
César was at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, or rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects.
Comments for the museum:
The first time I went there I was confused by the layout and the rooms.
And am I too influenued by that were selected by the museum? We are just looking at the history through the same lens.