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Leopold Museum, Vienna

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Fascination Africa and Oceania

Pablo Picasso once said that he only realised ‘what painting is really about’ when he saw the African masks at the Paris Musée d’Ethnographie. The exponents of the Expressionist artists’ group Die Brücke also derived inspiration from the collections of the ethnological museums for their own carvings and turned their studios into exotic refuges. Read more.

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