`Abstract' art as a veil: Tricolor painting in Vichy France, 1940-44

June 1992
Art Bulletin;Jun92, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p191
Academic Journal
Analyzes the effect of the 1943 publication of the article `La Peinture bleu blanc rouge' (tricolor painting) by painter Jean Bazaine in the Parisian weekly `Comoedia.' Significance of the colors of the tricolor flag; How avant-gardism then asserted itself in occupied Paris; How the Resistance made itself known through art; Effect of the exhibition `Painters in the French Tradition' in Paris 1941; Artists Jean Bazaine, Maurice Esteve, Edouard Pignon, others.


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