Current exhibition

  • SECOND SCHOOL OF PARIS. THE RUSSIANS

  • SECOND SCHOOL OF PARIS. THE RUSSIANS

  • SECOND SCHOOL OF PARIS. THE RUSSIANS

  • SECOND SCHOOL OF PARIS. THE RUSSIANS

  • SECOND SCHOOL OF PARIS. THE RUSSIANS

SECOND SCHOOL OF PARIS. THE RUSSIANS

ARTISTS EXPOSED

For the autumn of 2019, the galleries Le Minotaure and Alain le Gaillard propose an exhibition of Russian artists from the Second School of Paris: Serge Charchoune, Andre Lanskoy, Nicolas de Stael, Serge Poliakoff and Youla Chapoval.
In 1933, Wassily Kandinsky moved to Paris, after leaving Bauhaus following its closure due to the rise of Nazism in Germany. He opens at this moment the geometric phase of his work, adopting a completely abstract approach characterized by its curvilinear and organic forms. After the war, between 1945 and 1960 a new wave of artists followed his path, including many of his compatriots who are looking for a path to abstraction other than geometric. Among them: André Lanskoy, then Nicolas de Staël, Youla Chapoval and Serge Poliakoff ... They claim their attachment to the vocabulary of Kandinsky inspired by the development of his career and often meet at the gallery Jeanne Bucher. For this "milieu", Serge Charchoune becomes as another "paternal" figure as one who, from the 1910s, participated in avant-garde movements such as dada and purism, starting after the Second World War a series of canvases inspired by music, often monochrome .