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Sandra Corallo
"Coup de coeur"
Hockney David

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Etienne Béothy, Frantisek Kupka, Piet Mondrian, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georges Vantongerloo, etc.
Calder Alexander - Erni Hans - Gleizes Albert - Reth Alfred - Arp Jean - Delaunay Sonia - Helion Jean - Magnelli Alberto - Nicholson Ben - Bill Max - Domela César - Seligmann Kurt - Herbin Auguste - Baumeister Willi - Veronesi Luigi - Moholy-Nagy Laszlo - Claisse Geneviève - Freundlich Otto - Licini Osvaldo - Vulliamy Gérard - Ozenfant Amédée - Pevsner Antoine - Mauro Reggiani - Melotti Fausto - Hepworth Barbara -

This group is a natural offshoot of "Cercle et Carré" founded in 1929 by Michel Seuphor, an ardent spokesman for abstraction pitted against Surrealism. It finds its roots also in the group “Art Concret” founded in 1930 by T. Van Doesburg who advocated radical, purely geometric abstraction. Founded by Herbin and Vantongerloo in 1931, Abstraction-Creation intends to connect with a form of creativity and a language that would be truly free. In order to find this freedom, the artists have to give up objective representation. The two artists were soon joined by many European artists as well as a few Americans. Between 1932 and 1936, they published a review, “Abstraction-Creation, art non figuratif”, in which they expounded their theories. At its most popular, the group counted some 400 members. They organized large shows, gave lectures, presented their esthetic credo in various publications. Through their activities and visibility, they made of Paris a center for abstract art.

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Index chosen on the movements, important currents and events in the XX 2nd century art

I wanted to give here, with 46 various short introductions, some general elements on the movements or currents of art, groups or exhibitions, which concern the artists whose works are presented in gallery or were it recently. The table, above, will make it possible to visually locate the periods or dates in time. Each entry is followed of a list of the principal artists belonging to the movement or current. It may be that there is only one simple relationship between such or such artist and the movement in which in theory one locates it (Click on the names in blue to reveal work or works currently in stock). It will be understood, some movements are represented much than of others in my gallery. The same artist will be often found in several movements (as each one knows it, it was thus). Although these some introductions, briefly developed, are not addressed to the specialists, they will forgive me the few lapses of memory or choices which would lend to discussion. I hope that these tiny introductions will be however useful to some of you. Michelle Champetier


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