Museum of Impressionism Giverny
27 Jul → 11 Nov 2019
How to make (re)discover a painter totally unknown to the general public? Through a beautiful retrospective in a bucolic setting. This is the challenge of this beautiful institution by organizing the first major retrospective dedicated to this artist, Edouard Vuillard's brother-in-law and close friend of Pierre Bonnard and Maurice Denis. The exhibition allows to discover about a hundred works of this painter, integrated into the Nabis group, from his Nabi experiments of the 1890s to the vast mythological narratives that he revisits with constant force at the turn of the 20th century. One of the strong points is also a beautiful collection of prints by the artist where delicacy and melancholy are mixed. It is also an opportunity to reconstitute some scattered sets whose format and palette will not fail to surprise. And for those who are not sure where to place the Nabis in Art History, know that the Nabi movement is a postimpressionist avant-garde artistic movement, born on the fringes of academic painting at the end of the XIXᵉ century and the beginning of the XXᵉ century.