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«Meeting in Paris» .. A trip to the bustling days of the twenties

2019-08-09T22:07:03.580Z

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will host a major international exhibition of leading artists of the 20th century, featuring works by Picasso, Modigliani and Chagall. Visitors to Louvre Abu Dhabi will be able to travel through time to Paris at the height of its prosperity through the exhibition entitled 'Meeting in Paris: Picasso, Chagall and Modigliani'.



The Louvre Abu Dhabi will host a major international exhibition of leading artists of the 20th century, featuring works by Picasso, Modigliani and Chagall. Visitors to Louvre Abu Dhabi will be able to travel through time to Paris at the height of its prosperity through the exhibition entitled 'Meeting in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani and Artists'. Their era 1900-1939 », and offers works of art for the leading foreign avant-garde artists, who were based in the French capital at the time.

Universal nature

Through paintings, sculptures and photographs of some 50 artists from the avant-garde movement, the exhibition highlights the French capital in the bustling 1920s. The dynamism and cosmopolitan nature of Paris made it an attractive bohemian center for artists from all over Europe, who made it their second home after leaving the country in the aftermath of World War I in search of a safe place to express themselves and their art. They gathered in cafes, salons, studios and galleries. To transform the city of lights into the vibrant artistic heart of Europe at the time, experimenting with radical ways of expressing colors and shapes, to produce some of the most creative works of history.

Manuel Rabaté, Director of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, said: “For the first time, residents and visitors of the UAE will be able to see the works of Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani, Deloni, Lipschitz and other leading artists of the era, as a commitment to bring art from all over the world to our audiences. ».

`` The exhibition will highlight the contribution of artists who migrated to Paris to the modern art movement, from Cubism to brutal school, to Russian avant-garde, and other art schools, '' said Dr. Thuraya Njeim, Director of the Department of Art and Museum Research at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The exhibition, which presents works of art from different cultures, embodies one of the most important functions of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. ”

Creative diversity

Meeting in Paris presents an exceptional experience that embodies the spirit of the French capital and reveals the diversity of artistic creativity of the era. It illustrates the journey of these great artists, both physically and psychologically, to highlight how some of the most important methods of modern art have evolved, and to follow the paths of displacement and multiculturalism. The experience of this group of artists is often painted.

Christian Brian, curator of the exhibition, said: “I am delighted to co-sponsor this ambitious exhibition, which focuses on modern art and brings together a number of masterpieces of great names from the history of art. What sets me apart is the presentation of the work of foreign artists in Paris, from Picasso, who is the pioneer of that era to many other great artists, which makes this exhibition show its global significance and values. ”

Cultural program

Accompanying the exhibition is a cultural program, which includes a series of events coordinated by Ruth McKenzie, the British Empire, the artistic director of the Theater Chatelet in Paris and the former artistic director of the Festival of the Netherlands and the London Festival 2012. Visitors to the exhibition will meet «living machines» roam around the place, and enjoy dances The famous dance choreographer Elizabeth Streep and her band Extreme Action Troupe, which combines acrobatic movements, circus and contemporary dance, in a spectacular show performed on giant machines.

The program includes a series of screenings from the selection of Emirati artist Hind Mazina. The performances are by Amon Tobin (Two Fingers), Molecule Life, and the local Boggy Box band, featuring artists Hassan Alwan and Tristen Ghero. Musical performances are accompanied by light performances on the dome of the museum, inspired by Cubist art.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see works by Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani, Deloni and Lipschitz.

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An artist from the avant-garde movement, the exhibition includes works by them.

Source: emara

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