Originated in reaction to World War I, in Zürich, Switzerland, Dada was so often considered as a form of protest rather than a movement of art. It was led by artists who rejected the aestheticism and values of the bourgeois capitalist society and was mainly popular for rejecting the conventional definitions and techniques of art used at that period.
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Popular for being home to some of the world’s most important pieces of art, from April 5th until August, 21st, 2017, the Musée de l’Orangerie displays a large exhibition that covers a huge selection of Impressionist pieces as well as Western and Japanese works of Modern Art.
This year, around 190 galleries from more than 25 countries are on the program, a considerable number of which will be shown hors les murs at the Petit Palais, the Musée Eugène Delacroix, the Tuileries Gardens, and Place Vendôme.
Besides being a decade of despair caused by the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the 1930s proved to be a decade of sheer creativity and great artistic inspiration in the United States of America. In fact, in an attempt to illustrate the severe economic hardships and to draw attention to the everyday life of Americans who lost their money, jobs, and homes, American artists launched a new art movement: Social Realism.
In an attempt to highlight one of the most significant periods in the life of the prominent French artist Guillaume Apollinaire, until July 13, 2016, the Musée de l’Orangerie holds a very interesting exhibition entitled “Apollinaire, the Eyes of the Poet”.