L'œuvre Manège de cochons - Centre Pompidou

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Manège de cochons

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Crédit photographique : © Bertrand Prévost - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Robert Delaunay (1885 - 1941)

Manège de cochons

(Manège électrique)

1922

Huile sur toile

248 x 254 cm

Inscriptions :S.B.G. : r. delaunay

Don Mme Sonia Delaunay, 1956

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3384 P

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Again on display after an exemplary restoration, Manège de cochons is one of series of paintings of scenes of modern city life, of popular entertainments in particular. The turbulent rotation of the multi-coloured circles draws the viewer into the frantic motion of the roundabout. In the middle, a pair of black-stockinged legs caught in a whirlwind of colour captures the raucous atmosphere of the fairground. Recognizable in the foreground with his monocle and bowler hat is leading Dadaist Tristan Tzara, making his way through the festivities and recalling the Delaunays’ close engagement wit...

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