A Guide to the Wrightsman Galleries at the Metropolitan by N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York

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Gleizes, Metzinger, Leger, to include several to frequent the Salon des at Courbevoie. into the circle, probably by Apollinaire with whom Le figures. Archi- to Gleizes before the Mondays friendly. Apollinaire himself was usually new 1 Picabia he had recently accompanied by Marie Lauren- But most important was the contact established with the Duchamp brothers who exhibited under the names of Jacques Villon, Marcel Duchamp and Duchamp- Villon. Duchamp- Villon, although at that time not personally in touch with the group, was on the committee of the Salon d'Automne of 1911 and together with La Fresnaye, Desvallieres and one or two others, was largely responsible for persuading the hostile jury to include the paintings submitted by the Cubists.

13-14. Du Cubisme, p. 17. [18] THE HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGY OF CUBISM opposed any suggestion of abstraction in Cubist painting. Hourcade condemned as un-French: 'our tradition calls for a subject and the originality of Cubism 1 precisely in its rejection of the anecdote in order to rediscover the subject'; repudiated the idea that natural appearances: all it is '. . ' 2 None of the writers realized that the Cubism of this date relied on a balance between abstraction and representation to achieve that gave each work a significance on its effects, more levels and that than one.

Successful and Metzinger in particular received a very Le Fauconnier, Leger, Delaunay, Metzinger and Gleizes chose for themselves Salle 41 and accepted a few other painters to be shown with them, among them, at the request of Apollinaire, Marie Laurencin. A neighbour- ing gallery contained the entries of Lhote, La Fresnaye, Segonzac, Luc Albert Moreau and Andre Mare. The dramatic 'coup' at the general with the publicity made by the writers of the exceptional amount Vernissage. On owing loose in the press, to establish of interest in the contents of these the opening day to the crowds.

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