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Beyond Impressionism: The Avant-Gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris

October 20, 2017
10:00 am
Columbus Museum of Art

480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH United States

In partnership with The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, Columbus Museum of Art presents Beyond Impressionism: The Avant-Gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris. CMA is the only U.S. venue for this extraordinary exhibition. Featuring approximately 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and works on paper, the exhibition explores the Parisian art scene, focusing on the most important French avant-garde artists of the late 19th century, including Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Félix Vallotton, Odilon Redon, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The Parisian fin de siècle was a time of political upheaval and intense cultural transformation. Mirroring the many facets of an anxious, unsettled era, this period saw the emergence of a broad spectrum of new artistic movements. Despite the diversity of styles, their subject matter remained largely that of their still-active Impressionist predecessors: landscapes, the modern city, and leisure-time activities, though the avant gardes added introspective scenes and fantastical visions to the repertoire.

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