Saturday, April 5, 2008

Les Nabis

The Stitch, 1893, Edouard Vuillard. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery.
Sunlit Interior: Madame Vuillard's Room at La Closerie Des Genets, 1912-1922, Edouard Vuillard. Distemper on paper mounted on canvas. Tate Gallery.
The Vision after the Sermon or Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, 1888 by Paul Gauguin. Oil on canvas. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

(Hebrew 'prophets') group of French artists, active in the 1890s in Paris, united in their admiration of Paul Gauguin - the mystic content of his work, the surface pattern, and intense color. In practice their work was decorative and influenced Art Nouveau. Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and Paul Serusier (1864-1927) were leading members. (Brockhampton)

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