Le Moulin de la Galette | Pablo Picasso | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Past exhibition

Windows on the City: The School of Paris, 1900-1945

04.22.2016 - 10.24.2016

Dates subject to change

In the early 20th century, Paris was the capital of the avant-garde. Artists from around the world settled in the City of Light, where they created new forms of art and literature and responded to the rapid economic, social, and technological developments that were fundamentally transforming urban life. Paris was where Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque radically overturned the conventions of painting, Robert Delaunay composed visions of harmonious color, Vasily Kandinsky pursued new directions in abstraction, and Constantin Brancusi reimagined how sculptures could be present in space. Bringing together masterpieces from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection, this exhibition offers a vibrant glimpse of a historic creative outpouring and includes some of the past century’s most important paintings and sculptures, works that remain influential today. This presentation, which spans the first years of the 20th century through World War II, charts key movements of modernism—from Cubism to Orphism to Surrealism—and the artists who came to be known as the École de Paris (School of Paris). Though diverse, the artistic visions represented in this exhibition manifest a common impulse to eschew conservative aesthetics and transform perceptions of everyday life in a modern city.


Pablo Picasso
Le Moulin de la Galette, autumn 1900
Oil on canvas
88.2 x 115.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser 78.2514.34
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso. VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016

The Exhibition

Newspaper and Fruit Dish

Juan Gris
Newspaper and Fruit Dish (Journal et compotier), March 1916
Oil on canvas
46 x 37.8 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Gift, Estate of Katherine S. Dreier 53.1341

frantisek kupka form of blue

František Kupka
Form of Blue (La Forme du bleu), 1925
Oil on canvas
80.3 x 72.4 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Gift, Andrew Powie Fuller and Geraldine Spreckels Fuller Collection 2000.31 © François Kupka, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016

Ahí no se detiene el movimiento

Yves Tanguy
There, Motion Has Not Yet Ceased (Là ne finit pas encore le mouvement), 1945
Oil on canvas
71.1 x 55.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Bequest, Richard S. Zeisler 2007.47 © Estate of Yves Tanguy / VEGAP, Bilbao, 2016