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The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris thanks to ICG


The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris thanks to ICG
20 novembre 2013

Great success for the exhibition The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice until January 6th, 2014. The exhibition focuses on the avant-gardes of the late nineteenth century, with special attention paid to the Neo-Impressionist, Nabis, and Symbolist movements. Curated by Vivien Greene, Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the exhibition includes approximately 100 paintings, drawings, and prints.
The fin de siècle in Paris was a time of political upheaval and cultural transformation. Mirroring the many facets of an anxious, unsettled era, this period saw a spectrum of artistic movements. By the late 1880s, a generation of artists had emerged that included Neo-Impressionists, the Nabis, and Symbolists. Their subject matter remained largely that of their still-active Impressionist antecedents: landscapes, the modern city, leisure-time activities, although these were joined by introspective scenes and fantastical visions. Concentrating on the activities of these movements, the exhibition explores certain artists in depth: Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Félix Vallotton, and Odilon Redon.
ON TOP:
Théo Van Rysselberghe, Le canal en Flandre par temps triste (Canal in Flanders, Gloomy Weather), 1894, oil on canvas, private collection


© Théo Van Rysselberghe, Le canal en Flandre par temps triste (Canale delle Fiandre con un tempo uggioso), 1894, olio su tela, collezione privata