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Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao


The School of Paris 1900–1945

In the early 20th century, Paris was the capital of the avant-garde. Artists from around the world settled in the City of Light, where they created new forms of art and literature and responded to the rapid economic, social, and technological developments that were fundamentally transforming urban life. Paris was where Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque radically overturned the conventions of painting, Robert Delaunay composed visions of harmonious color, Vasily Kandinsky pursued new directions in abstraction, and Constantin Brancusi reimagined how sculptures could be present in space. Bringing together masterpieces from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection, this exhibition offers a vibrant glimpse of a historic creative outpouring and includes some of the past century’s most important paintings and sculptures, works that remain influential today. Read more.

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(1938), Jean Arp

Growth (Croissance) (1938), Jean Arp. Image courtesy of 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

(1940), Vasily Kandinsky.

Around the Circle (Autour du cercle) (1940), Vasily Kandinsky. Image courtesy of VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016

(1911-12), Marc Chagall.

The Soldier Drinks (Le soldat boit) (1911-12), Marc Chagall. Image courtesy of VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016

(1911-12), Robert Delaunay.

Red Eiffel Tower (La tour rouge) (1911-12), Robert Delaunay. Image courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, 46.1036


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