FRENCH ARTISTS-1

FRENCH ARTISTS 1:

PIERRE BONNARD * EDOUARD VUILLARD * HENRI MATISSE * PAUL GAUGUIN * GEORGES SEURAT * MUSEE D’ORSAY * EDGAR DEGAS * GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE * EDOUARD MANET * BERTHE MORISOT * CAMILLE PISSARRO * CLAUDE MONET * PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR * IGNACE HENRI JEAN FANTIN-LATOUR * HENRI DE TOULOUSE LAUTREC * ADOLPHE MONTICELLI * PAUL CEZANNE * MARC CHAGALL * THEO TOBIASSE * GEORGES BRAQUE * FRANCOISE GILOT * ANDRE LHOTE * ALBERT MARQUET * GASTON LA TOUCHE

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Pierre Bonnard, French painter often described as a bridge from the Impressionists to the Moderns:

Along with Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard was a member of the French movement called the Nabis:

Playlist of BBC documentary on Henri Matisse:

Video showing Matisse’s enormous body of work:

A French forerunner of Expressionist painting:

French Post-Impressionist painter who invented Pointillism:

Painters of French Impressionism at Paris’s Musee d’Orsay:

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French Post Impressionist Painter:

French painter from Marseilles was a favorite of Van Gogh:

Great French painter, a forerunner to the Modern painters, who Picasso called “The father of us all”:



The Musée Marc Chagall (National Museum or Chagall Biblical Message) is a national museum dedicated to the work of painter Marc Chagall – essentially his works inspired by religion – and located in Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes. The museum was created during the lifetime of the artist, with the support of the Minister of Culture André Malraux, and inaugurated in 1973.[1] It is also known as the “National Museum Marc Chagall Biblical Message” (“Musée national message biblique Marc Chagall”) as it houses the series of seventeen paintings illustrating the biblical message, painted by Chagall and offered to the French State in 1966. This series illustrates the books of Genesis, Exodus and the Song of Songs.

Chagall himself provided detailed instructions about the creation of the garden by Henri Fish, and decided the place of each of his works in the museum. The chronological order of the works was not followed. Chagall created the mosaic which overlooks the pond and the blue stained glasses that decorate the concert hall; he also wanted an annual exhibition to be held on a topic related to the spiritual and religious history of the world. As the collection has grown, what was a museum illustrating the theme Biblical message has become a monographic museum dedicated to Chagall’s works of religious and spiritual inspiration. In 1972, the artist gave the museum all the preparatory sketches of the Message Biblique as well as stained glass and sculptures, and in 1986, the museum acquired, in lieu of inheritance taxes, the complete drawings and gouaches painted to depict the Exodus and ten other paintings, which includes the triptych named Résistance, Résurrection, Libération. Other acquisitions complemented the museum’s collections, which now has one of the largest collection of works by Marc Chagall.


Theo Tobiasse was born in Israel of Lithuanian parents. Before he 
turned seven, his family moved to Paris due to financial difficulties.
Between the years of 1942 and 1944, the Germans occupied Paris. 
Tobiasse and his family were forced to live in solitary confinement 
with the constant fear of being discovered. The only things that kept 
Theo sane were his books and his drawings.

Picasso’s wife and artist in her own right:

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