The Museum of modern art in Paris presents the exhibition "Derain, Balthus, Giacometti. Artistic friendship". The exposition is devoted to creativity and mutual influence of three outstanding masters of the 20th century.
Their story began in the 1930-ies, when the three of them discovered surrealism. The artists were United by the interest in the past, art of ancient civilizations, a hunger for experimentation and new approaches to painting, sculpture and theatre.
Giacometti's works appear in museums around the world quite often, but the work of Derain and Balthus never before been exhibited from the beginning of the 1990s. Thus, we can safely say that visitors of the exhibition have a unique chance to rediscover the work of these iconic artists of the 20th century.
About 350 papers (most of which covers the period from the 1930s to 1960s years) were provided by the world's leading museums: the Tate, the Pompidou Center, the musée d'orsay and other institutions and private collections.
To study the works of Derain, Giacometti, and Balthus, and learn more about their friendship from 2 June to 29 October.