L’Ecole de Paris (1900-1939), Summer Expo in Céret
“Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine & Cie, L’École de Paris (1900-1939)” is the new, summer exhibition in the new Musée d’art moderne de Céret.
Celebrating the contributions of foreign artists to the early 20th century Parisian art scene, L’Ecole de Paris reflects the extraordinary artistic melting pot that was the French capital at that time.
The exhibition has multiple points of focus. On the one hand, it explores the movements to which the artists contributed (Fauvism, Cubism, Abstraction…). On the other hand, it explores themes such as geographical location (Montparnasse) or genre (portraiture, landscapes etc…).
Through not only their works, but also a number of unpublished documents, you can revisit this generation of artists who moved to Paris during the war years. Among them were individuals seeking artistic, social and religious emancipation, from rising tensions in Eastern European and also from the Russian Empire.
Often living in poverty, they had just a roof over their heads, but met in cafés and forged friendships with other like-minded artists. Fleeing the stifling political climates elsewhere, Paris was a creative refuge; a free, modern context in which they could fully explore their potential.
Marc Chagall, Chaïm Soutine, Amedeo Modigliani, Jules Pascin, Jacques Lipchitz, Chana Orloff, Otto Freundlich, Moïse Kisling, Louis Marcoussis, Michel Kikoïne and Ossip Zadkine, but also lesser-known artists such as Walter Bondy, Henri Epstein, Adolphe Feder, Alice Halicka, Henri Hayden, Georges Kars, Léon Indenbaum, Simon Mondzain, Mela Muter and many others congregated in Paris during the first half of the 20th century.
Many artists also came to Céret, encouraged by their dealers of by artistic affinity with local artists.
The exhibition is organised in collaboration with the prestigious Musée Beaubourg in Paris and pays tribute to this generation of highly talented artists whose works are now considered masterpieces of modern painting.
The exhibition will run from Saturday 9th July – Sunday 13th November
1st July – 31st August
10am – 7pm
1st September – 30th June
Tuesday – Sunday
10am – 6pm
Full access (permanent & temporary exhibitions)
Find out more about the museum here.