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France, 1940
museum director

Jean Clair

Jean Clair is the pseudonym of author, curator and art critic Gérard Régnier. He studied philosophy and art history at the Sorbonne and obtained a PhD at Harvard. Clair wrote works on Bonnard and Balthus, and was director of the Musée National Picasso in Paris from 1989 to 2005. In that function, he organized a large number of national and international expositions and in 1995 led the 100th edition of the Venice Biennale. He was made member of the Académie Française in 2008.

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Nexus 64

Luxe en verval
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Nexus 52

Wat is groot?
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Nexus 50

Europees humanisme in fragmenten. Grammatica van een ongesproken taal
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2010 or Earlier

Nexus 27

Het testament van de 20ste eeuw Deel III. Het vaarwel van de muzen

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Art and Greatness


14 June 2009 14.00 - 17.00 Muziekgebouw Amsterdam


Part III. The Muses' Farewell

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

24 May 2000 9.30 - 22.00 Tilburg University