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Giant canvases in the Center Pompidou-Metz: Leger, Picasso - the curtain!

Giants of thought and canvases - Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Anish Kapoor, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin - are presented at a unique exhibition in France. Only 20 exhibits, but what! Huge canvases surpassing the size of “Soviet” carpets, multi-panel compositions — evaluate the scale of the 20th century art exhibition called “Beacons” in the branch of the Pompidou Center - MetzUnusual exhibition of giantomania combines works from the collection of the Parisian Pompidou Center and the Museum of Modern Art. The works of Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Anish Kapoor, Joseph Beuys, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin and other artists who rarely exhibited precisely because of immodest size are housed in a huge gallery where you can see everything properly. For example, the curtain of Pablo Picasso for the ballet Mercure. Picasso designed performances for Russian ballet, working with great composers and choreographers (Myasin, Dyagilev), and was married to Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova. “Mercury” is an experiment with plastic postures and transforming costumes, accompanied by the music of the great Satie. The creators met in person in 1923 in Paris, and Sati recognized that it was Picasso who in their tandem belonged to the role of the leading "creative person." The composer only embodied graphic images and ideas in music.

Well, while Picasso himself, with his curtain-painting on canvas, then opened up not only a shocking act on the stage, but also a new stage in his work: flowing lines — separately, color spots — separately, but all this together. On the canvas "out of the shadows" Harlequin and Pierrot, and this work of Picasso is also called "Music".

Among the "hits" of the exhibition are also "Composition with two parrots" Leger and "Figures and Birds" Miro. The works of modern times are also impressive: the Chinese author Yan Pei-Ming represents (neither more nor less) “polyptychs”. Seven panels - thoughtforms on the theme of life after death from the series “Black Paintings” are inspired by the works of Francisco Goya. These are mostly huge portraits, for example, Gaddafi. As part of the exhibition, which will last for two whole years, various events are planned - various shows, performances and ... dancing! However, you are welcome to the exhibition: where else can you see parrots of this size?

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