Volledige titel: Bonnard to Vuillard, The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life: The Nabi Collection of Vicki and Roger Sant
Inspired by Paul Gauguin in the last decade of the nineteenth century, the Nabis saw themselves as prophets of a new art.
This vibrant illustrated book showcases rarely seen paintings, prints, and decorative arts by the visionary artists associated with the Nabis: Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Aristide Maillol, Paul Ranson, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Felix Vallotton, Edouard Vuillard, and others. Essays by leading scholars of European modernism explore the relationship between Nabi art and intimacy, the influence of Symbolist poetry and literature, and printmaking techniques. Delving into their artistic philosophies, collaborations, and creative methods, the book offers rich insights into how the Nabis worked across artistic disciplines and media to break down the artificial barriers between the fine and applied arts. This important volume significantly enriches the understanding of the Nabis lasting contribution to the history of modern art.
Over de auteurs:
Elsa Smithgall is a noted art historian and curator at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, with a specialty in modern American and European art. In the past decade, Smithgall has contributed to numerous publications and curated over ten critically-acclaimed special exhibitions. Sarah Bertalan is a New York-based conservator specializing in late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century works on paper.
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