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"1900: Art at the Crossroads"
2000-05-19 until 2000-09-10
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
The advent of the 20th century saw the proliferation of a multitude of
artistic currents. 1900: Art at the Crossroads presents a comprehensive,
pluralistic view of this moment with some 250 works by more than 170
artists from 26 countries. The exhibition offers a fresh look at
Impressionists and Post-Impressionists alongside those young proponents
of the avant-garde who would become the avatars of Modernism—Henri
Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso.
1900 also extends to more
conservative figures such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, born in 1825
but still espoused by academicians at the turn of the century, as well as to
the stylistically divergent production of a vast array of other individuals
acclaimed in their lifetimes but little-known today. This retrospective
glance at cultural production circa 1900 reveals that the ideals,
developments, and problems that signaled the dawn of the 20th century
had a defining impact on our culture one hundred years later.
Oil on canvas,
285 x 185
Petit Palais—Musée des Beaux-Arts de la
Ville de Paris.
Photo by Pierrain.
des Musées de la Ville de Paris.