Sérusier The Talisman Notebook

Sérusier The Talisman Notebook

Paul Sérusier (1864-1927)
The Talisman, the Aven River at the Bois d'Amour, October 1888 - Oil on wood H. 27; W. 21 cm; The Orsay Museum

Paul Sérusier sejourned in Pont-Aven during the summer of 1888, as Paul Gauguin, whose advice he followed. On his returning to Paris, he showed his young fellow painters, the future "Nabis" ("prophets" in Hebrew), what was to become their "Talisman".



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15 x 21 cm
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Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
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Paul Sérusier (1864-1927)

Paul Sérusier is a French symbolist painter and one of the initiators of the Nabis movement. In 1885, he joined the Académie Julian, a private Parisian school of painting and sculpture created by the painter Rodolphe Julian (1839-1907). He is interested in orphism (the doctrine of ancient Greece based on the myth of Orpheus) or theosophy (religious syncretism according to which all religions contain some truth). The Nabis group was then joined by other artists such as Édouard Vuillard, but it lasted only about ten years. Dispersion took place around 1900.