Derek Weisberg's exhibition
Derek Weisberg's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Your Soul is a Chosen Landscape at Lefebvre & Fils in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 20 November 2019 until 10 January 2020.
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant country in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, establishing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst many of others.