This exhibition, featuring creative artists from all over Europe, will show how experiments into anti-Rodin volumes were appearing in the work of classical artists — Maillol, Bernard, Lehmbruck — as well as in the work of avant-garde sculptors — Duchamp-Villon, Archipenko, Brancusi.
Rejecting excesses of expression, a whole generation was obsessed with seeking out a feeling for form and line, as these new and original confrontations reveal.
Commissioning curatorCatherine Chevillot, chief curator at the Musée d'Orsay
CuratorsLaure de Margerie, archivist, Musée d'Orsay
Prof. Dr Christoph Brockhaus, director, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum
Dr Katharina Lepper, curator, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum
Exhibition organised by the Musée d'Orsay, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux and the Fundación cultural Mapfre, Madrid, with the special collaboration of the Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
It is part of the North Rhine-Westphalia Artention cultural season 2008/2009, and is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
The exhibition will also be presented in Madrid, at the Fundación cultural Mapfre, from 23 June to 4 October 2009