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  • Map of central London Underground stations | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Map of central London Underground stations London Date 1935 Size 127 x 101 cm Location Collection of London Transport Museum Photo credit Transport for London View this work in the Urban

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/london-tube-map.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Biblioteka Lenina metro station, Moscow, mosaic | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Biblioteka Lenina metro station Moscow mosaic Artist Unknown Date 1935 Technique mosaïque Photo credit Barbara Tempel View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition Contact Friends

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/metro-moscow.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Un soir sur les escalators du métro de Paris | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Moscow Metro were at the time The artist Though Boris Taslitzky 1911 2005 is best known for his exceptional drawings of Buchenwald concentration camp it would be a pity to overlook the rest of his work now preserved in some of the world s greatest museums The son of Russian émigrés Boris Taslitzky devoted himself to painting from an early age He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/escalator-metro.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Défilé du syndicat C.G.T. des femmes de ménage | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Museum of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next March by members of the cleaning ladies union anonymous 1936 black white photograph Roger Viollet View this work in The Street exhibition Contact Friends of

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/cleaning-ladies-union-march.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Untitled (subway) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    are flat stiff and inexpressive and yet suggestive of an inaccessible inner drama Yet his palette already shows a deep exploration of color accompanied by an already perceptible refusal to subscribe to the illusion of perspective We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth The artist A painter closely identified with the New York School Mark Rothko was born in Dvinsk in the Russian Empire now Daugavpils Latvia His father was a pharmacist The family emigrated to Portland Oregon in the United States in 1913 A brilliant scholar Rothko was admitted to Yale where he planned to become an engineer or a lawyer Instead he abandoned his studies in 1923 and settled in New York where he studied painting with Max Weber and taught drawing to young people His first paintings in the 1930s were urban scenes portraits and interiors influenced by Expressionism Rothko then drew his inspiration from Surrealism and biblical themes It was not until the late 1940s that he started to detach himself from the subject It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted This is the essence

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/untitled-subway.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Picasso au poêle | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    pseudonym a town that at the time lay in Hungary Brasov is now part of Romania After studying art in Budapest and Berlin he moved to Paris and began to explore photography There he spent his time in the company of surrealists while continuing to paint and sculpt However he is most well known for his photographs mostly involving portraits of artists as well as his images of Paris by

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/picasso-stove.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Londoners sheltering from the bombs in the Underground | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Londoners sheltering from the bombs in the Underground Photographer unknown Date 1940 Photo credit The Stapleton Collection Bridgeman Giraudon View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/londoners-sheltering.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • New York City I | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    exhibition Babel to Dubai Urban Utopias The work Mondrian was captivated on seeing the city of New York in 1940 Its bright geometric colorful design was a direct reflection of his own research There he came to discover jazz and boogie woogie which also made a strong impression on the artist This source of inspiration can be seen in a number of works such as Broadway Boogie Woogie and New York City I 1941 1942 which capture careful attention to rhythm and are now kept in the Pompidou Centre Paris The artist Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan aka Mondrian was a pioneering figure of the abstract movement born in the Netherlands in 1872 Like Van Gogh he was torn between a career as a preacher and his vocation as a painter He eventually chose the latter after training at the School of Fine Arts in Amsterdam he began to explore every aspect of avant garde art His encounter with cubism in 1912 had dramatic results Mondrian who was first and foremost interested in the construction of his canvases began to shift towards more abstract works featuring strong geometric lines and solid colors His artwork went hand in hand with some intense theorizing

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/new-york-city.htm (2016-04-28)
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