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The School of Paris 1904 - 1929,
The name "Ecole de Paris" has been used for the first time by a journalist (Figaro) and novelist, André Warnod.
These foreigners, these artists who were the "others", made the choice of Paris, "Ville - Lumière", as the place they like in order to develop their art - a heterogeneous encountering of "aliens"; the only common points were the love of Paris and a passionate vision of art : melting pot of cultures and breaking-off with the artistic movements that mark the beginning of the 20th Century towards an hesitating modernism.
Important things occur in Paris not only in fine arts, but also in all forms of the artistic expression. Therefore, it is not a surprise to meet in these groups some poets, as Jean Cocteau or Guillaume Apollinaire , and also writters as Blaise Cendrars.
When, in 1925, the existence of the "Ecole de Paris " is recognized, the cosmopolitan spirit of the beginning wich was able to survive to the World War I, is again threatened by a rising tide of withdrawal, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
Anticipating the future disasters, the first School of Paris disintegrates in 1929.
A second School will arise after the World War II, with the denomination as the only common point.
Co-édition Paris- Musées / Société des Amis du Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Catalogue of the Exhibition.
Daniel Klebaner, Somogy.
Canale Arte Editions, diffusé par La Martinière.