Moderna Museet in Malmo Presents Exhibition of Early Modernism from 1900 to 1920


MALMO.- In the latter half of the 19th century, the rules and norms governing visual arts were dissolved and replaced by a wide array of artistic possibilities, where small constellations of artists fought for new, revolutionary ideas. Partly as a consequence of the emerging art of photography in the second half of the 1800s, the artists of the time eschewed the concept of naturalistic depiction and instead began to explore the conditions of painting. Illusionist painting was no longer a viable alternative. Paris was still the European capital of painting, attracting young artists from all over the continent who sought to study, encounter the new art and meet other artists. Solo exhibitions of Cézanne, van Gogh and Gauguin in the early 1900s, introduced many of them to the inspiringly colourful and expressive style of post-impressionism. Other young artists discovered non-European art that had been brought back to Paris from the colonies and by explorers and was now exhibited in