Georges Seurat (1859-1891), Un dimanche après-midi sur l'île de la Grande Jatte, Etude, 1884 New-York (NY), The Metropolitan Museum of Art © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / image of the MMA

Felix Fénéon (1861-1944). The modern times, from Seurat to Matisse

This is the first exhibition to pay homage to Félix Fénéon (1861-1944). As an unconditional supporter of Neo-Impressionism, discoverer of Seurat, artistic director of the Bernheim-Jeune Gallery, champion of Fauvism, Futurism and Matisse, he played a decisive role on the artistic scene in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. The exhibition brings together an exceptional array of paintings and drawings by Seurat, Signac, Degas, Bonnard, Modigliani, Matisse, Derain, Severini, and others, including pieces from Africa and Oceania, as well as documents and archives.

Curators:
Isabelle Cahn, chief curator at the Musée d’Orsay
Philippe Peltier, curator at the musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

This exhibition is organised by the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, the musée du quai Branly- Jacques Chirac, Paris and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

 

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