Formes et corps dans l'art à travers les siècles: The Figure and Body in Art Through the Centuries

17 July - 3 September 2020

Nothing might have evolved so much as the representation of the human form over the course of the last centuries. The human ideal has transformed from an original idealisation of man or the Kouro, to the search for absolute realism and exact proportions. In the 20th century, the idea changed again into a concept of the form, the simplification of the lines and a drastic change of dimensionality. From Khmer sculpture, to works by Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Robert Combas, this exhibition showcases the different shapes and forms that human representation has taken in the course of the last centuries.

 

Rien n'a autant évolué que la représentation du corps humain au cours des derniers siècles. L'idéal humain est passé d'une idéalisation du corps, le Kouro, à la recherche d'un réalisme absolu et de proportions exactes. Au XXe siècle, l'idée se transforme à nouveau en un concept de forme, on y trouve la simplification des lignes et un changement drastique de dimensionnalité. De la sculpture antique aux œuvres d'Alberto Giacometti, de Pablo Picasso et de Robert Combas, cette exposition présente les différentes formes que la représentation humaine a prise au cours des derniers siècles.
 

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  • Asian Art Pair of Dancing Nats, Myanmar, mid-19th century Burma, Mandalay period Teak wood, traces of polychromy H 94 cm (37 in.)
    Asian Art
    Pair of Dancing Nats, Myanmar, mid-19th century
    Burma, Mandalay period
    Teak wood, traces of polychromy
    H 94 cm (37 in.)
  • Robert Combas Stylised Portrait of Daniel, 1987 Acrylic on leopard-print fabric mounted on canvas 225 x 133 cm (88 5/8 x 52 3/8 in.) Number in the Combas archives: 3152 Signed and dated : Combas 1987
    Robert Combas
    Stylised Portrait of Daniel, 1987
    Acrylic on leopard-print fabric mounted on canvas
    225 x 133 cm (88 5/8 x 52 3/8 in.)
    Number in the Combas archives: 3152
    Signed and dated : Combas 1987
  • Madeleine Berkhemer Diabless IV, 2003 Felt pen and watercolor on paper 147 x 97 cm (18 ½ x 38 ¼ in.) Signed and dated on the verso
    Madeleine Berkhemer
    Diabless IV, 2003
    Felt pen and watercolor on paper
    147 x 97 cm (18 ½ x 38 ¼ in.)
    Signed and dated on the verso