Paris, City of the Avant-Gardes

Paris, City of the Avant-Gardes
#Exhibitions

The Paris of modernity is the great final theme with which the Petit Palais closes a trilogy of exhibitions aimed at telling the thousand faces of the Ville Lumiere between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and which began with the two previous exhibitions Paris Romantique and Paris 1900, the City of Entertainment. And this new episode of the Parisian story explores one of perhaps the most fascinating moments of France and its capital, those first decades of the 20th century in which the city was able to attract the most creative and brilliant minds of art in the world. Not only Picasso, Braque and the cubists, but also Amedeo Modigliani, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Gino Severini and the handful of Italian Futurists, Constantin Brâncuși and many, many others. An exhibition that deals with the period between 1905 and 1925, a dynamic and original period of time, where scientific discoveries and brilliant technological progress are the engine of a total change in French and European art and society and where Paris is a "powerful antenna" that attracts and amplifies changes and the transformations that cross all fields of human expressiveness: fashion, cinema, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, but also dance, design, architecture and industry.

Veronica Azzari - © 2023 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Paris