"The nude from Gauguin to Bonnard" at Le Cannet
Over the summer of 2013, the Bonnard Museum will host an original exhibition of the work of Gauguin to Bonnard, presenting the symbolic or even iconic impact of nude art on art history from 1880 to the 1950s.
Since the beginning of easel painting, the story of Eve has haunted painters from Masaccio to Rubens, including Michelangelo, Bosch and Breughel. In the 20th century, the image of the first woman appeared as a common thread underlying the formal and symbolic reinterpretation of the female nude. As the first woman or unique woman in an artist’s universe, Eve is the intrinsic representation of the naked body. As did Gauguin with the idea of his exotic Eve and Bonnard with his Marthe-Eve, many artists have succumbed to this representation of a guilty or ideal nudity that is primitive
The current exhibition displays close to seventy symbolist, Nabi, Fauve, Cubist and Surrealist works by Gauguin, Bonnard, Rodin, Sérusier, Denis, Redon, Matisse, Dufy, Picasso, Le Douanier Rousseau, Arp, Giacometti et Chagall… This exceptional collection received support from the Orsay museum and the Orangerie, but was also assembled with the help of several public and private lenders.
From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Open Thursday evenings until 9 p.m.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 1 October, Tuesday through Sunday. Open Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.
Closed Mondays. Closed November 1
Admission fees and rates
- Full admission: 7 €
- Reduced admission: 5 €
- Multimedia audio guide : 3 €
- Family admission(2 adults and 2 children + 12 years) : 14 €
- School groups and group workshops: 50 €
- Individual workshops : 5 to 9 €