Atelier des Lumières
From February 28, 2020 to January 3, 2021

From February 28 2020 to January 3rd 2021

This exhibition presents an itinerary that spans the period between Impressionism and modernism. After the exhibition devoted to Van Gogh, the new digital exhibition will highlight the link between artistic creativity and the Mediterranean shores, as the principal centres of the modernist movement.


 Atelier des Lumières
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The exhibition will immerse visitors in the masterpieces of twenty artists, including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, and Chagall, amongst others.
These artists saw Van Gogh as a genius of painting, who, after departing from Paris, used pure colour as his principal means of expression. In the 1880s, the Mediterranean attracted many artists: abandoning Paris and the northern regions, they flocked to the southern shores, between Collioure and Saint-Tropez. It was at this point that they developed a new approach to the representation of light and colour. All these artists had links with the Mediterranean, either through their origins, or via their stays in the Midi. The digital exhibition will show how their artistic personalities were brought to the fore by these seascapes and how pictorial modernism was invented.