Les Nabis et le décor, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg

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Published by Elodie D. · Photos by Elodie D. · Published on 26 April 2019 at 22h33
From March 13 to June 30, 2019, the Musée du Luxembourg dedicates an exhibition to Les Nabi decorative art, a post-impressionist avant-garde movement, created outside the academic painting.

A movement that breaks the rule of painting… This is what offers Paris Musée du Luxembourg from March 13 to June 30, 2019 with an exhibition focusing on Les Nabis art, called Les Nabis et le décor [Les Nabis and background]. A retrospective – the first in France – focusing on this post-impressionist avant-garde art trend knocking “the boarder between fine arts and applied arts down”.

An exhibition focusing on the question of the decorum as a “founding principle of the unity of the creation”, in a global movement of renewal by Les Nabis, the idea has been created in England before spreading all over Spain with Catalan modernism and slowly all over Europe. A “specific experience of total art” emerging from “a dialog between artists and a commune admiration for Japanese art”.

Etchings, tapestry, screens, stained-glass window, wallpaper… As many supports allowing to extend “their technical experiments” in the field of painting and to develop “a new stylistic grammar” with soft, winding lines with bright colors and a depth-less perspective. And artists that stand out as true pioneers of the genre such as Vuillard, Bonnard, Ranson, Maurice Denis and even Sérusier for an art that includes Beautiful into homes on a daily basis. The exhibition tells the story of this movement and offers a new light on the period’s furniture art.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 13 March 2019 to 30 June 2019



    19, rue de Vaugirard
    75006 Paris 6


    RER B station "Luxembourg", ligne 4 station "Saint-Sulpice", ligne 12 station "Rennes"

    Tarif réduit: €9
    Plein tarif: €13

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    Ouvert tous les jours du lundi au dimanche de 10h30 à 19h.

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