Oskar Kokoschka's art exhibition in Paris
October 20th, 10 amLocation: Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, 11 Av. du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Paris+ par Art Basel is not the only event that happens in Paris for the first time. The Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris is presenting the first Paris retrospective devoted to Austrian artist, Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980). The “Enfant Terrible” in Vienna presents a unique selection of 150 of the artist’s most significant works from the major European and American collections.
From his portraits of a changing Viennese society to his exploration of Europe, Oskar Kokoschka's work spans 7 decades of advocacy for freedom and inner representation. Painter, writer, playwright and poet, Kokoschka stands for his committed role in the artistic and intellectual upheavals of early 20th century and he was the one, who inspired a new generation of artists, with Egon Schiele among them.
Usually, young rebels in the art world burn out early and never grow old, but that was not the case with Kokoschka. From an idealistic young man with a fanciful and sometimes aggressive imagination, he seems to have matured and aged gracefully. And the exhibition “Oskar Kokoschka: Un Fauve à Vienne,” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris will show the whole process of the artist’s evolution.