Bonnard to Vuillard, The Intimate Poetry of Everyday Life
Elsa Smithgall (Editor), Sarah Bertalan (Contributor), Isabelle Cahn (Contributor), Clément Dessy (Contributor), Katherine Kuenzli (Contributor)
An invitation to the colorful, dynamic world of the Nabis, a circle of Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists whose members, including Bonnard and Vuillard, celebrated both everyday life and the decorative arts.
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, Félix Vallotton, Édouard 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
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
Hardcover: 256 Pages
Publication Date: October 22, 2019