Art in Europe 1945-1968
facing the future
Hoe de Tweede Wereldoorlog de beeldende kunst beïnvloedde The Second World War also shattered the art world. Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-1968 shows how such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ossip Zadkine, Henry Moore, Renato Guttuso, Fernand Léger, Yves Klein, Gerhard Richter and Lucian Freud worked through the trauma of 1940-1945 and the Cold War and started to explore new directions in art. This reference work includes some 400 works by 150 artists and for the first time brings together post-war art from both Western and Eastern Europe. In enlightening texts, experts reveal the various evolutions and movements, from the mourning of the first postwar years to British Pop Art and political art leading up to the revolutions of the late 1960s.