Virtually explore the Centre Pompidou with Smarthistory as your guide
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Hesse proves that powerful, emotionally charged art doesn't have to be pretty.
This mask is a rare document of the Dada movement and an embodiment of the so-called “approximate man.”
A century before democracy was tested by social media gone rogue, Hausmann understood the dark side of technology.
Picasso was a technically skilled draftsman—so why did he choose to take his forms apart?
An homage to Cézanne, but also a reaction to having seen Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Braque is exploring.
Moholy-Nagy influenced the Bauhaus in its shift toward industrial aesthetics and materials.
Smith imbues a normally-violent story with tenderness in the embrace between a woman and a wolf.
Male and female forms reveal and conceal themselves simultaneously in this polished marble sculpture.