“Masters of Early Constructivist Abstract Art”

Galerie Denise Rene

What Western painters did with the Constructivist esthetic can be seen in a show called Masters of Early Constructivist Abstract Art. Mondrian is the real center of gravity, but a variety of other approaches helps place him in the context of what was a vastly international and largely—considering its principles—surprisingly individualistic movement, revealed in the exhibition through canvases and reliefs by American (Diller), Belgian, Czech, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, and Swiss artists. Sometimes the style seems to pull thin as it stretches across the Continent, but it is worthwhile to see what the phenomenon in its widest extent was like.

Several of these artists are alive and still at work—Josef Albers, Max Bill, Sonia Delaunay, Fritz Glarner, Marcelle Cahn (Paris), Jean Gorin (Meudon and Paris), André Heurtaux (Paris), and Henry Stazewski (Warsaw). Among

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