goose-step: the Nazis did not like the color of freedom. He called all the avant-garde
before and after the war of 14-18 "degenerate" and then began to serve in the
collection when he put his hands on. Fortunately, not far from
Düsseldorf, Wuppertal (Nordrhein-Westfalen) part of the funds of the local
museum has survived. Anticipating the storm, the
banker Eduard von der Heydt had taken care to make his paintings away in
Switzerland. Let the work of Die Brücke (The
Bridge), a group founded in Dresden in 1905 which brought together Kirchner,
Heckel and Emil Nolde. Others of the Blaue Reiter (The
Blue Rider), training had taken over about 1911 of the New Artists Association
of Munich, represented by Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Franz Marc, Macke and Münter.
Still others from the "new
objectivity" Beckmann, Dix and Grosz; oil signed with Austrian expressionist
Kokoschka and Oppenheimer such and such beasts French Dufy, Braque, Vlaminck and
Van Dongen. To complement the international
anti-academic, the von der Heydt had also bought the Norwegian Munch, the French
or Russian Delaunay von Bechtejeff (heavily influenced by Art Deco).
Presented at Marmottan in
exchange for Impressionist treasures, fifty pieces in this collection reveals a
genuine Europe of creation. Saturated overseas, backfiring
green, bright orange, yellow sunshine, garish purple and red peony, or
otherwise, in lines so dark and oppressive they become prophetic, these
paintings attest an era where new universes arose
in bursts of all major urban centers on both sides of the Rhine. Their link? Der Sturm, a magazine founded by
Berlin Herwarth Walden, who was married to a poet of ... Wuppertal.
This collection of works by
Expressionist and beasts, now considered among the best in Germany, has always
supported his audacity. She is not only because it has
escaped the burning, but also by its intrinsic qualities: the touch of
bitterness and violence of the stroke, meaning the biting cartoon. And, of course, exacerbated the
colors palettes, innovative framing and touching themes such as women, the
peaceful nature or otherwise of the city dangerously modern.
Fauves and Expressionism, Van
Dongen, Otto Dix, Marmottan Museum, 2 Rue Louis-Boilly (XVI). Tel. : 01 42 24 07 02. Hours: daily. from 11 am to 18 hours on Tuesday
night until 21 hours. Until February 20, 2010.