Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec And Their Contemporaries
12 MAY 2017 - 17 SEP 2017
Featuring approximately 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and works on paper, the exhibition Paris, fin de siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Their Contemporaries analyzes the Parisian art scene, focusing on the most important French avant-gardes of the late 19th century, particularly the Neo-Impressionist, Nabi, and Symbolist movements and their champions. The Parisian fin de siècle was a time of political upheaval and intense cultural transformation. Mirroring the many facets of an anxious, unsettled era, this period saw the emergence of a broad spectrum of new artistic movements. Despite the diversity of styles, their subject matter remained largely that of their still-active Impressionist predecessors: landscapes, the modern city, and leisure-time activities, although introspective scenes and fantastical visions were now added to the repertoire. Analyzing the activities of these avant-gardes, the exhibition explores some of the most prominent artists of that period in depth, such as Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Félix Vallotton, Odilon Redon, or Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Three rooms follow each other. The first one is classic and beautiful with neo impressionist artists such as Pissarro (a good complement to the two exhibits about him currently in Paris). I didn't like the second room because I don't get symbolism, I don' t understand and like the art works. In the third room I didn't like everything but appreciated a lot this special feeling of "Paris fin de siècle", like an immersion in the Parisian atmosphere at that time!