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Présence et réception des artistes anglais à Paris durant l'entre-deux-guerres

Abstract : There were many English artists in France between 1919 and 1939. Yet this has been neglected. This project will do explore the English presence on the Parisian artistic scene and the reception of English artists by their French counterparts.After the First World War, artists came from the entire world to Paris. It became the main European artistic centre during the interwar period, where several artistic movements developed. Some of these artists came from Southern and Eastern Europe, often for social, religious and political issues.Paris attracted more and more artists who joined those who had been there since the beginning of the 20th Century – Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque or Henri Matisse, among others. At the same time, the artistic centre of Paris moved from Montmartre to Montparnasse, which gathered the Italian Amedeo Modigliani, the Swiss Alberto Giacometti, the Spanish Salvador Dali, the Russian Chaïm Soutine, the Belarusian Marc Chagall or even the Romanian Constantin Brancusi. Some artists preferred the appeal of the New World and joined Marcel Duchamp in New York, although relatively few American artists moved to Paris. French scholars have taken an interest in the period: the Franco-Russian artistic cooperation in Paris has been recently analysed by Tatiana Trankvillitskaia, while the Belgian presence is being studied by Céline De Potter.However, English artists in Paris have yet to be studied. Their contribution to artistic life or the impact of Paris on the English art at that time have been neglected by French historians.This current project traces the details of that English presence in France during the interwar years: who were the artists that came over? What was their subject matter? What kind of works did they produce? What were their relationships both with the artistic milieu and the Parisian public? What was the impact of French works on English art? The goal is to define the place of English artists within the “École de Paris.” Who were they and what were they attracted to?
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Erika Dupont. Présence et réception des artistes anglais à Paris durant l'entre-deux-guerres. Histoire. Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille III, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019LIL3H044⟩. ⟨tel-02533684⟩



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