'The avant-garde in Paris fin de siècle art: Signac, Bonnard, Redon and their contemporaries'

From 28 September 2013 to 06 January 2014


Among the many Venice art exhibitions in 2013 'The avant-garde in Paris fin de siècle: 'Signac, Bonnard, Redon and their contemporaries' should be noted. A fascinating art exhibit in Venice, Italy of the late nineteenth century - early twentieth century is on display at the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery in Venice.


From 28 September 2013 to 6 January 2014 this unprecedented avant garde exhibition of French works of art at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy will present paintings, prints and drawings of one of the most fertile and revolutionary moments in the history of painting: the Paris art scene at the end of 800, the crossroads of major changes that would have influenced the artistic currents in subsequent periods.

The most important French avant-garde painters will be located in the elegant rooms of the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni at the Guggenheim Venice Collection for an extraordinary contemporary exhibition at the Guggenheim Venice Museum. Over 100 works will show visitors the most important stages of the fin de siècle paintings presenting the origin and evolution of Neo-Impressionists, Symbolists and Nabis.

The avant garde French art on display at the Guggenheim Venice exhibition in 2013 are the work of diverse artists, united by a spirit of continuous research that questions the canonical practices and move towards a more profound interiority.

Venice exhibitions will display the artists at the end of the 19th century and beginning of 20th century, who worked in Paris and fully embraced the transformations that the French capital underwent in those years.

The new French avant-garde paintings of Paris, including Neo-Impressionism, Symbolism and Nabis are inspired by the themes of Impressionist and redesign their predecessors in the most imaginative and introspective scenes. In the works of the French painters of the late nineteenth century we can infer styles, concepts and experiments that were later recorded by many other artists of the late nineteenth century and subsequent periods, changes that reflect the first signs of the crisis that within a few years led to the outbreak of the First World War.

In this fascinating Venice art exhibition in 2013 the visitor can grasp the slow and inexorable departure from the Impressionist style towards unusual simplifications and decompositions: from the application of colour and imaginative colour combinations, to simplified forms and the first forms of abstraction through the introspective representations that take the place of reality. Paris has been a valuable incubator for the art of the late nineteenth century preparing the ground for the great innovations of the twentieth century.

The art exhibit in Venice in the Venice Guggenheim Museum allow visitors to learn the different nuances of the art of the late 19thcentury and the beginning of the 20th century active in and around Paris focusing on some of the leading figures of the avant-garde French artisits of those years including Redon, Bonnard, Denis and Signac.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 28 September 2013 to 06 January 2014

Event location: Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice

Contacts: For more information about the 'The avant-garde in Paris fin de sicle: Signac, Bonnard, Redon and their contemporaries': http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/exhibitions/avanguardie-parigine/avanguardie-parigine.html