In Paris, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, and Édouard Vuillard were key in the Nabis- a group of young French artists active in Paris from 1888 until 1900, who played a large part in the transition from impressionism to abstract art, symbolism and the other early movements of modernism
Interesting detail: The Nabis (a title taken from the Hebrew and Arabic term for “prophets”) were a Symbolist art group
Fauvism, style of painting that flourished in France around the turn of the 20th century. Fauve artists used pure, brilliant colour aggressively applied straight from the paint tubes to create a sense of an explosion on the canvas. The Fauves painted directly from nature, as the Impressionists had before them, but Fauvist works were invested with a strong expressive reaction to the subjects portrayed.
Jewish Museum’s latest Exhibition “The Hare with the Amber Eyes”
The exhibition that tells the story of the Ephrussi family—celebrated in the 2010 memoir and The New York Times bestseller of the same name by Edmund de Waal—and showcases the breadth and depth of their illustrious collection. The exhibition, on view at the Jewish Museum from November 19, 2021 through May 15, 2022, explores the family’s rise to prominence and splendor in the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by a focus on the prolific collector and historian of art, Charles Ephrussi, to the inter-war years, and finally World War II, when the family lost its fortune and collection to Nazi looting.
Professor and author Ori Z. Soltes, as co-founding Director of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project, has spent 20 years focused on the issue of Nazi-plundered art. We are thrilled to have Ori join our team with a series of three lectures.
Nazism, the Arts, and the Pretense of Civilization Part 2
We will focus more on the contexts of Nazi acts of plundering and then turn to the issue of artists, revolving around their identity issues as immigrants and how this affected their art.
The second lecture concludes by raising the question of how we Americans understand ourselves to be champions of just and civilized expressions of human being.
Identity, Art, and Migration: Refugee Artists in America During the Nazi Period: Wednesday, March 16
Thank you for offering the series with Ori Z. Soltes – we enjoyed today’s lecture tremendously! We are hoping that you will be able to secure Ori for additional series – on any topic of his choice, you have our Vote! E Toronto
Thank you so much. That was really so enlightening I’m happy that these lectures are recorded so we don’t have to miss any if we can’t see them on the designated day. N Toronto
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