Musée d'Orsay: Neo-Impressionism From Seurat to Paul Klee

Neo-Impressionism From Seurat to Paul Klee

Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910)
 La chevelure [Hair]
 Circa 1892
 Oil on canvas
 H. 61; W. 46 cm
 Paris, Musée d'Orsay
Henri-Edmond CrossHair© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / DR
As early as 1886, anxious to derive from impressionist principles a more thoroughly thought-through art, Seurat and Signac exhibited their first works to make use of the pointillist technique, that allowed a more dazzling light in carefully ordered compositions. Their example was to convince both Pissarro and the younger generation, Van Gogh, Dubois-Pillet and Charles Angrand. This exhibition, following the different branches of the movement down to German Expressionism and Italian Futurism, also marks the centenary of Fauvism, which carried to its highest intensity the shock of pure hues and the flavours of "the colour per se" (Matisse).


Serge Lemoine, President of the Musée d'Orsay Public Establishment and Marina Ferretti-Bocquillon, art historian


48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay, issue # 20, Spring 2005
Musée d'Orsay / Réunion des musées nationaux
€ 11

15 March - 10 July 2005
Musée d'Orsay

Temporary exhibition galleries

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