Musée d'Orsay: Nabis and decoration: the exhibition by Isabelle Cahn

Nabis and decoration: the exhibition by Isabelle Cahn

At the end of the 1880s, as a reaction against academism and the illusionist imitation of reality, a group of artists calling themselves "the Nabis" endeavoured to break the line between fine and applied arts. The best known are Bonnard, Vuillard and Maurice Denis. Isabelle Cahn, co-curator of the exhibition Nabis and decoration, reviews the layout of this exceptional exhibition, which brings together some one hundred paintings, drawings, prints and objets d'art and allow visitors to see decorative ensembles that are now usually scattered in different collections.

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