Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Paris museums 11 -- Orangerie
What a difference a few decades make! From the still lifes of Cézanne (1870s - 90s) to the still lifes of Chaim Soutine (post WW1), and art history, like world history, has gone a long way. After the war nobody much wanted to paint beauty any more; bleeding meat was a perfect metaphor for postwar disillusionment and angst.