qChristopher Green starts with the great Paris Exhibitions of 1900, 1925 and 1937, as representations of France, and a critical examination of modern movements - Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism. He moves on to the questions raised by artists' relationships with the State, the critics and with the rapidly expanding dealer system, as well as the problems met by foreign and women artists making careers in France. In this context, he is able to produce a new analysis of developments in the work of artists ranging from Matisse to Picasso, and from Duchamp to Dali, one that pays attention to the reactionary as well as the radical.... through Cubism and ultimately into a#39;Abstract Arta#39;; the frontispiece of his catalogue was that history reduced to a diagram. ... the Douanier Rousseaua#39;s Snake Charmer and a neo-impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross from Matissea#39;s collection.
|Title||:||Art in France, 1900-1940|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2003-02|