This exhibition revisits a form that, like abstraction, was central to classical Modernism: representational art. Around 55 paintings spanning the years 1890 to 1965 explore the work of these artists – from Böcklin and Vallotton, the ‘naïve artists’ and painters of New Objectivity, to the Surrealism of Dalí and Magritte. Also included are rarely seen works by Bombois, Bauchant and Stoecklin. They allow us to begin to understand the potential of a ‘representational’ modernism. For these painters the communicative force of ‘peinture’ is not what matters; rather, they set out to create illusionistic visual spaces that the eye can still analyse and comprehend. Find out more about the exhibition from Kunsthaus Zürich’s website.
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