The Centre Pompidou takes a fresh look at one of modern art history’s founding movements, Cubism (1907-1917), through a comprehensive overview.
The first exhibition devoted to Cubism in France since 1953, the project’s originality lies in its unusual stance, broadening a standpoint usually focused on its two inventors, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, to other artists such as Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Robert and Sonia Delaunay. ” (CentrePompidou).
Representation in painting had to be destroyed.
Representation in painting had to be destroyed within the context of the increasing importance of photography and cinema,” explains the curator Brigitte Leal.
“This was the great liquidation of optical conventions. The shapes splintered into pieces as though under the effect of multiple kaleidoscopic visions.” Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports.
Aside from going to Paris, the Exhibition website , unfortunately, does not provide much access to the works., nor is the Exhibition accessible online. However, the Report by Judith Benhamou-Huet reproduces a number of the paintings from the exhibition, and is a valuable resource. Below are some of the works. Given the historical importance, and the number of images and documents, we wish that the entire Exhibition was online to give access to everyone everywhere.