Gino Severini: futuriste et néoclassique

Celia White reviews Gino Severini, futuriste et néoclassique at the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris on view through July 25, 2011.  Focusing on Severini's move from futurist to a neoclassical style, the exhibition, White writes, "simultaneously emphasises the irony that underlies the move from futurism to neoclassicism: that the same mechanical force which once formed a powerful source of creative inspiration for artists became recognised for its true nature - as an instrument of national destruction."