Mirrors of Midcentury French Culture

Date/Time

Jan 16, 2018 to Mar 9, 2018
10:30 AM until 04:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Description

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University presents “Maurice Brianchon and Marguerite Louppe: Mirrors of Midcentury French Culture.” The exhibition brings together the paintings of two French Modernists, a husband and wife team who were active in the art scene from the 1920's through the 1970's. Brianchon was an influential and well-known French painter who worked until his death in 1979, while Louppe though under-recognized, was no less accomplished as a painter. The paintings, prints, drawings and sketches in the exhibition offer a visual diary of the dialogue between the two artists: Brianchon, who was heavily influenced by the impressionists and post-impressionists, painted classic scenes of nudes, still lifes and ballet dancers, while Louppe explored the more modernist artistic trends of the day such as purism and cubism--but we know from the narrative of their son that the two discussed their art on a daily basis. Complementing the rich offering of visual art is an equally fascinating collection of historical documents, illustrated books, and letters showing the wide network of artists and thinkers that circulated through their world. The exhibition will investigate the period of the Second World War in particular, which saw the pair torn between a friend group that consisted of artists, composers, writers, ambassadors and musicians who were deeply affected by the Nazi occupation.

Cost

free

Location

View map Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University
400 S. Orange Avenue
400 S. Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ

Additional Information

Sponsor

Walsh Gallery

Phone

973-275-2033

Contact name

Jeanne Brasile

Contact email

jeanne.brasile@shu.edu

Ages:

all

Admission:

Please call

County:

Essex

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