Pont-Aven: "Modernity in Brittany,
from Claude Monet to Lucien Simon" at the Musée de la Ville
Between 1888 and 1894, Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard initiated a major artistic revolution for the history of modern painting in Pont-Aven. Synthetism is a pictorial and determining innovation in the evolution of aesthetic criterias at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, but remains a geographically and temporally circumscribed movement. Between 1870 and 1920, many artists moved to Brittany to experiment with new artistic techniques, giving rise to innovative aesthetic styles. The museum of Pont-Aven offers a two-part exhibition dedicated to these influences and sources of inspiration that opens up a panorama of the masters who have drawn their inspiration from the wild and unspoilt nature of Brittany and their disciples. Through 92 works and some 45 artists presented, “Modernity in Brittany” explores all facets of art in Brittany.
Until June 11th. www.museepontaven.fr