Sunday, February 28, 2010

Armory Show

New York City is the place to be this week: the Armory Show takes place from March 4th to 7th.

The 1913 Armory Show, as it is now referred to, was a turning point in art history and Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase" has become the catalyst of the exhibition.
The american public discovered "Modern Art" and the words used by some prominent citizens when viewing the art, are too embarrasing to repeat.

The "International Exhibition of Modern Art" was mounted by the "Association of American Painters and Sculptors". It brought in the same space realist american paintings and impressionist, fauvist, cubist paintings from Europe.
Some of the works like Cezanne's "Hill of the Poor" (bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art) stayed in New York City.

NYC is the place to be this week ...on my way!

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