Puteaux group


Named for Puteaux, a suburb of western Paris, France, it was a group of about 20 French artists, excepting Alexander Calder, an American; Frantisek Kupka, from Czechoslavia; and Louis Marcoussis from Poland. The Group's purpose was to expand the definition of Cubism to be more embracing than the methods of Cubist founders Pablo Picasso and George Braque. In 1911, the Puteaux Group stirred much controversy and brought public attention to themselves with their exhibition at the Salon des Ind??pendants. Much of their work was described as being by "fauves" or 'wild beasts' in that it was very garish in color and far-out experimental in composition. Members included Albert Gleizes, Fernand L??ger, Francis Picabia, Robert Delaunay, Marcel Duchamp, and Jacques Villon. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puteaux_Group