7 Sept 2008-11 Jan 2009. This new joint exhibition offers a survey of the development of new international art and analyzes the avant-garde movements (Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism and early abstraction) between 1913 and 1917. On display are about 200 works by dozens of artists from the main artistic movements loaned from museums and private collections around the world. The period immediately prior to the outbreak of war in 1914 coincided with a highpoint of activity among the avant-garde movements. In addition, the experience of world war one exercised a powerful influence on the work of numerous artists. The displayed works reflect an artistically turbolent period, in which new cultural languages expressed both pro-war attitudes and protests against the madness of the conflict.
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1914! The Avant-garde and the Great War.
Museo Thyssen Bornemisza. Palacio de Villahermosa. Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid, tel. 0034-91-3690151. Tue-Sun 10.00-19.00.