Musée d’Arts de Nantes
Ocean Liners 1913-1942. A transatlantic Aesthetic
October 25th 2024 — February 23rd 2025

As total art objects and pinnacles of technological prowess, liners radically transformed the aesthetic imagination of the interwar era. Their impressive streamlined silhouettes and complex machinery attracted the admiration of avant-garde artists, who replicated them obsessively. Transatlantic crossings blurred the boundaries of time and place, becoming a space where anything was possible, often representing an entirely new existentialand cosmopolitan experience for artists.