René Magritte

2000 Original French Exhibition Poster, "Le NU au XXe Siecle", René Magritte, Fondation Maeght

$250.00
  • 2000 Original French Exhibition Poster, "Le NU au XXe Siecle", René Magritte, Fondation Maeght

René Magritte

2000 Original French Exhibition Poster, "Le NU au XXe Siecle", René Magritte, Fondation Maeght

$250.00

Date: 2000
Size: 
11.75 x 37.75 inches
Artist:
(From) René Magritte

About the poster: The exhibition "Le NU au XXe Siecle" presented 150 works from 60 major artists of the 20th century who redefined the vision of the ''nude''. From the beginning of that period with Paul Cézanne and Auguste Rodin to the early 2000s, the exhibition traces back the work of significant artists who have renewed the notion of the human body through painting and sculpture. 

"Beauty is no longer what it was. Apart from any academicism, the nude will experience aesthetic upheavals that none of us had imagined until then. The notion of idealized beauty, a convention of the past centuries, is gradually disappearing ... Every creator now institutes, in his own way, and in the greatest freedom, a representation of the body, far removed from what we know and from what we perceive. Thus, arise images of an unknown body, often abused, unloved? Deconstruction of forms, reconstruction of a revolted world, innovations that will bring new beauties, " wrote Jean-Louis Prat, director of the Maeght Foundation about the exhibition.  [source]

About Foundation Maeght: Foundation Maeght was conceived and financed by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght (an art dealer and gallery owner) and continually aims to present modern and contemporary art to the public. Welcoming visitors year-round in a unique, architectural complex designed to present modern and contemporary art in all its forms, they boast one of Europe's largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the twentieth century.

The poster is in excellent condition.