The Second World War caused a traumatic meltdown in the European conscience and general loss of direction for the dynamics of the avant-garde. Paris had been under Nazi occupation for four years, and was now the centre for radical questioning of the aesthetic principles of Western culture. Its being replaced by New York as global art capital was a sign of the new world order that would hold sway for the rest of the Twentieth Century. It was in this context that artists, writers, philosophers and filmmakers began to explore, in the possibility of rejecting transcendence and in the reclamation of alienation, unrest, materiality and the physicality of the body, a whole new field of operations for art.
Artworks in the room
Dialogue aux oiseaux (Dialogue Between Birds)1949
Nature morte (Les Pommes à cidre) (Still Life [Cider Apples])1943
Pablo Picasso (Pablo Ruiz Picasso)
Trois têtes de mouton (Three Lamb's Heads)1939 (October 17th, Royan)
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