At Chateau de Biron in the Dordogne for the exhibition ‘Living Natures’. Representations of nature in art from the collections of the Maeght Foundation.
Wassily Kandinsky ‘Red Knot’ (1936)
Fernand Léger ‘La partie de campagne’ (1954)
Marc Chagall ‘Tour Eiffel à l’âne rouge’ (1954)
Georges Braque ‘The Bird and his Shadow’ (1959)
In Pont-Aven, Brittany, home of the Pont-Aven School of artists who gathered around Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard in the 1880s. Paul Serusier painted the work known as ‘The Talisman’ there, which would be instrumental in the beginning of the Nabis movement.
The Musée de Pont-Aven has an extensive permanent collection of paintings by Nabis artists and an excellent temporary exhibition of ‘La Modernite en Bretagne’.
Paul Gauguin ‘Les Lavandiéres à Pont-Aven’ (1886)
Emile Bernard ‘Madeleine au Bois d’Amour’ (1888)
At the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper for the exhibition ‘Paysages d’Odilon Redon’, a collection of mainly landscape paintings by Redon from his native Aquitaine and Brittany.
Odilon Redon ‘Peyrelebade, domaine familial près de Listrac’ (1896 – 97)
Odilon Redon ‘Saint Sébastien’ (c.1910)
Odilon Redon ‘Sommeil de Caliban’ (c.1912)
The port of Saint-Goustan, Auray, Brittany