L'œuvre Europe - Centre Pompidou



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Ismaël de La Serna (1898 - 1968)


(Composition fantastique)

[vers 1935]

Huile sur toile

200,5 x 123,5 cm

Achat de l'Etat, 1936

Attribution, 1936

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 5019 P

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Born in Granada in Spain, Ismaël de la Serna began to develop a style in the Twenties that combined the formal ideas of Expressionism, Cubism and Symbolism. He painted Europe in 1935, during the dark years leading up to the Spanish civil war. The work depicts a haunted, prophetic picture of a future Europe enslaved and preyed on by disaster. A large part of the painter’s work, held in the Flechtheim Gallery in Berlin, was destroyed by the Nazi regime.

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