Basel - Exhibition

The Cubist Cosmos: From Picasso to Léger

Kunstmuseum Basel

30 Mar 201904 Aug 2019

Produced together with the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition collects around 130 works from both this museum and the Kunstmuseum Basel‘s collections, besides pieces on loan from international institutions. The exhibition path surveys the evolution of the Cubist movement from 1908 to the period after the World War I, highlighting its complexity and the variety of its stylistic declinations. It also offers an overview of the wider context in which the artworks entered the Kunstmuseum Basel’s collection.

“The Cubist Cosmos. From Picasso to Léger” explores the different phases of the movement, widening its scope to highlight Cubism’s ties with contemporary intellectuals, through the inclusion of portraits of critics and writers including Gertrude Stein, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, among the others.

  • "The Cubist Cosmos: From Picasso To Léger", Exhibition View, Photo: Julian Salinas


Dr Eva Reifert

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Ticket; Free every Tue, Wed, Fri, and Sat from 5pm to 6pm and on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 6pm.


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