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Marcelle Cahn: En quete d'espace

Marcelle Cahn: En quete d'espace

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Marcelle Cahn: En quete d'espace
(Marcelle Cahn: Searching for Space)

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Exhibition Catalog

Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Musees de Strasbourg, 2022.

344 pp. ills. 28 x 22 cm. Bilingual in English and French. Paperbound.

ISBN 9782351252109

The MAMCS presents the first major retrospective of the work of Marcelle Cahn (1895-1981). In the art history of the 20th century, this artist’s career began on the cusp of the movements of Expressionism and Purism, then flourished in the 1950s through free abstraction, combining both a vibrant imagination and a high degree of precision, culminating strikingly in the 1960s with relief paintings and spatial sculptures. Marcelle Cahn, who nonetheless never turned away from the figurative, developed a singular language of abstraction that was uncluttered, sensitive and devoid of dogmatism, on a scale ranging from the infinitely small to the grandeur of architectural space. An Alsatian, Marcelle Cahn was born in Strasbourg, where she spent most of her childhood. During World War I, she studied under Lovis Corinth and Eugen Spiro in Berlin, then under Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant in Paris. The exhibition recreates the different contexts of creation in which the artist worked, from the German Expressionism of the early 20th century to the main movements of geometric and lyrical abstraction. This chronological exhibition features more than 400 artworks – paintings, graphic art, sculptures, photographs and collages – illustrating just how rich and unique Marcelle Cahn’s body of work truly is.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- France -- 1900-1945 ; Post-1945 -- Painting ; Several Fine Arts Media (Western) -- Women Artists --

Artist(s): Cahn, Marcelle

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