Return to Order was a European art movement which followed World War I, characterized by a rejection of the extreme avant-garde prevalent prior to the war, and a return to classical approaches to art. Return to Order, was a life affirming movement born out of the brutality of war.
"...Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso the inventors of cubism, with its fragmentation of reality, abandoned it for more traditional styles. Classicism was an important thread in the return to order, and in the early 1920s Picasso entered a neoclassical phase. Braque painted calm still life and figure pictures which, while still having some cubist characteristics, were simple and readable. The former Fauve painter André Derain and many other artists turned to various forms of realism. Futurism, with its worship of the machine and its enthusiasm for war, was particularly discredited. In Germany the Neue Sachlichkeit (or ‘new objectivity’) can also be seen as part of the return to order." - Tate.org
The exhibition "Return to Order" represents the humanization of art and unashamedly embraces representation of the human form and the natural world, while allowing for expression of the artist's individual point of view.