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Apollinaire, the Eyes of the Poet

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Poet, critic, friend of artists and one of the first to discover African arts, Apollinaire proved to be a key player in the aesthetic revolution that led to the birth of modern art. He “defined once and for all the approach of artists like Matisse, Derain, Picasso and Chirico (…) using intellectual surveying techniques not seen since Baudelaire” declared Breton in 1950. The aim of this exhibition is to recognise the important effect that this poet-critic’s discerning eye had on his era, in much the same way Baudelaire and Mallarmé had on theirs.

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