From Cézanne to Bonnard, the Workshop of the Midi DVD
Browse the books and art products selection around the exhibition Le Grand Atelier du Midi
The Workshop in the Midi 13 june > 13 october 2013
From Cézanne to Matisse, musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence
From Van Gogh to Bonnard, Palais Longchamp, Marseilles
At the turn of the 20th century, artists were struck by two major revelations: photography and the southern light of "le Midi". The radiant colors under the Mediterranean sun fascinated the artists, as well as challenged them. So much so that Auguste Renoir himself was to declare that the Impressionist palette no longer sufficed.
Paul Cezanne was from Aix-en-Provence; Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet travelled all the way to the oriental gardens of the Italian coast; and Paul Signac settled in Saint-Tropez, amidst the greens and blues of the Mediterranean landscape. With his fellow artists and friends Henri-Edmond Cross and Théo Van Rysselberghe, Signac refined the pointillist technique, which he had developed together with Seurat, and which was to characterize the early post-Impressionists.
As for Vincent Van Gogh, fleeing Parisian attitudes and the fashionable symbolism of the day, he set about creating an "atelier of the Midi". This eponymous film pays tribute to these artists. Through a wealth of images filmed today, through the paintings themselves, and through often previously unreleased archival footage, the film provides a new perspective on 80 years of art history.
- Length :
- 52 min
- Sourds et Malentendants :
- Museum :
- Musée d'Orsay
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- Author :
- Florence Mauro
- Director :
- Florence Mauro