ModernStarts: People explores aspects of figural representation in early modernism through several exhibition themes. Topics addressed in Composing with the Figure range from theatrical postures to the spatial relationship between the figure and its environment, and the reshaping or decomposition of the figure, with works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch, Fernand Léger, and Marcel Duchamp. A thematic exhibition, Actors, Dancers, Bathers, traces the development of these genres from Paul Cézanne and André Derain to contemporary photography. The Language of the Body investigates gesture, portrait heads, and facial expressions in all mediums, including prints by Odilon Redon and Paul Klee. Posed to Unposed: Encounters with the Camera explores the development of figure compositions throughout the entire history of photography. Expression and the Series juxtaposes Auguste Rodin’s sculpted heads of Honoré de Balzac and Henri Matisse’s heads of his neighbor Jeanette Vaderin. Finally, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space is an installation of large figurative sculptures.
Felix Gonzalez-TorresAmerican, born Cuba. 1957–199638 exhibitions, 42 works online
Claes OldenburgAmerican, born Sweden. 1929–2022122 exhibitions, 101 works online
Walter De MariaAmerican, 1935–201317 exhibitions, 14 works online
Constantin BrâncușiRomanian and French, born Romania. 1876–195791 exhibitions, 36 works online
Edward SteichenAmerican, born Luxembourg. 1879–197372 exhibitions, 171 works online
- There are 25 artists in this exhibition online.