Bonnard museum: The naked woman

Classical paintings and Le Nu are at the heart of the wonderful exhibition at the Bonnard museum in Le Cannet.

By the editorial board

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Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Marthe debout au soleil (Montval)










In Le Cannet, the exhibition at the Bonnard museum, Le Nu de Gaugin à Bonnard. Eve, icône de la modernité? is devoted to beauty through the iconic figure of Eve, the very first “femme fatale”, sinner and enchantress. In her double role of evangelist or demon, portrayed as a fantasy of eternal femininity or as the emancipated woman, Eve in all her personifications is the central model for some of the greatest artists of the period between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.

Almost 70 works of art have been united, covering all the great art movements of the times from symbolism, nabis, fauvists, cubists, surrealists … and signed by Gauguin, Bonnard, Rodin, Sérusier, Denis, Redon, Matisse, Dufy, Picasso, Le Douanier Rousseau, Arp, Giacometti and Chagall… A superb exhibition made possible thanks to the support of the Musée d’Orsay and L’Orangerie. Eve is certainly in excellent company!

Le Nu de Gauguin à Bonnard. Ève, icône de la modernité ?
Until November 3rd