Overview, 1900 - 1933
In the early several years of the twentieth century, music artists all-around Europe were struggling to break without any the moribund traditions associated with nineteenth century and also to develop a unique, modern-day language of shade and type. This fight had different manifestations in numerous components of Europe. Cubism and Fauvism are probably the best-known of early modern-day designs in France. Expressionism in Germany and Austria was pertaining to the French moves, but significantly various.
Probably the crucial distinction between French modernism and Germanic Expressionism may be the latter movement's intense concentrate on humanistic content, such as the anxieties of modern-day life, social dilemmas, therapy and sex. Being show these issues, Expressionists used exaggerated, altered kinds and quite often brilliant, unnatural color. Austrian Expressionism retained a closer connection to turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau than performed German Expressionism. Because of this, the Austrians relied more heavily on evocative line, and less on bright shade.
The Galerie St. Etienne focuses on a selection of Austrian and German performers mixed up in first decades for the twentieth century, starting with the Art Nouveau period around 1900 and through Weimar-era associated with the 1920s and early '30s.