The artist finally confirmed his presence in the French capital, while another unconfirmed work appears to be his tribute to victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks.
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Tracking the Beat Generation Across Three Continents
PARIS — Though almost entirely lacking a female presence — artist Jay DeFeo and poet Diane Di Prima being the exceptions that prove the rule — the Centre Pompidou’s airily laid out retrospective of the Beat Generation is otherwise flawless.
The Tender Playfulness of Paul Klee
PARIS — The key to Paul Klee’s wonderfully shaped energy is not ironic detachment, as the title of the Centre Pompidou’s current retrospective suggests, but rather the playful and idyllic emotion he transmits through masterly line and dusty color.
Anselm Kiefer’s Heady and Heavy-Handed Behemoths
PARIS — Anselm Kiefer’s swashbuckling, material-laden, paint-encrusted canvases and “alchemical” vitrines supposedly transport us into thick intellectual zones of passion for German history and land.
Wifredo Lam by Way of an Afrofuturist Graffiti Artist
PARIS — Wifredo Lam’s hot, hybrid style is essentially spiky.
Drawing on Humanity’s Animal Nature
PARIS — Karel Appel would start drawing by shimmering bright muck or line around until it eventually formed into semi-abstract philosophical lava, or monkey shit, or the poetry of release.
The Pompidou’s Permanent Collection, Reinstalled Along the Lines of Art Theory
PARIS — Where the newness of art comes from (when it comes) is something of a conundrum.
Revisiting Le Corbusier as a Fascist
PARIS — Spoiler alert: The deplorable revelations recounted here will not ruin your appreciation of the sublime beauty of Le Corbusier’s masterpieces.