Alfred Kubin
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

A complete retrospective of a lesser-known but highly influential Austrian painter, this exhibit offers a testament to the phantasmagorical psychic space of middle Europe at a disruptive time in its history.

More than 150 drawings of monsters, hybrid creatures and eerie countrysides accompany a number of books illustrated by Kubin. A writer as well as a prolific illustrator, Alfred Kubin was friends with Ernst Jünger and Franz Kafka and was deeply influenced by the imaginatively exaggerated work of artists Bosch, Goya and Ensor. Kubin's own vision, however, influenced his avant-garde contemporaries, such as painters Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, as well as his successors in the Surrealist movement.

Childlike and dark at the same time, Alfred Kubin's work deftly represents both the innocence and the troubled spirit of Europe in dark, visual transgressions that are psychologically and poetically vivid.

October 20, 2007 through January 13, 2008

11, avenue du President-Wilson
75008 Paris
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