Mondrian in Paris: 1912 – 1938, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

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Piet Mondrian, Composition en rouge, bleu et blanc II, 1937 Mondrian / Holtzman trust. Collection Centre Pompidou, RMN December 1, 2010 – March 21, 2011 A new exhibition studies the interwoven progress of the artistic movement De Stijl and Piet Mondrian, its leading figure. This important retrospective is the very first in France to shed light on this key moment in the history of 20th century art. Beginning towards the end of the century’s first […]

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Kandinsky, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Vasily Kandinsky, Several Circles (Einige Kreise), 1926 Oil on canvas, 55 1/4 x 55 3/8 inches Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York September 18, 2009 – January 13, 2010 Pioneer of abstract art and eminent aesthetic theorist, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) broke new ground in painting in the first decades of the twentieth century. His seminal pre–World War I treatise Über das Geistige in der Kunst (On the Spiritual in […]

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Voids, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

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  February 25 – March 23, 2009 A quite exceptional event, “Vides” (Voids) is a retrospective of empty exhibitions since that of Yves Klein in 1958. In almost a dozen rooms of the National Museum of Modern Art, it assembles in a totally original manner exhibitions that showed absolutely nothing, leaving empty the space for which they were designed. The idea of exhibiting emptiness is a recurring notion in the history of art over the […]

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