In Postcard-Sized Homages, a Painter Remembers “Degenerate” Art Destroyed by the Nazis
Image rights: © Jean Metzinger / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
French Art 1900-1930 at Statens Museum for Kunst
An important figure in Cubism, Jean Metzinger participated in the first exhibition of Cubist works at the Salon des Indépendents in 1911, alongside Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger, and Robert Delaunay. A few years earlier, Guillaume Apollinaire had introduced Metzinger to the founders of Cubism, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who both had a significant impact on his work. In 1912 he collaborated with Gleizes to write Du Cubisme, which proposed a theoretical foundation for Cubism. The artist was also a founding member of the Puteaux Group, a cohort of painters, sculptors, and critics who came to prominence following their controversial 1911 exhibition.
French, 1883-1956, Nantes, France