Ker-Xavier Roussel exhibition

For the first time in France since 1968, a major retrospective is devoted to Ker-Xavier Roussel, a painter apart, who made his entry into the history of art among the Nabis and whose modernity is against the backdrop of 20th century. From July 27 to November 11, 2019, the museum of impressionisms Giverny presents a surprising tour, made up largely of unpublished paintings.

The exhibition Ker-Xavier Roussel. Private garden, dream garden will offer to discover a hundred works by the painter Ker-Xavier Roussel (1867-1944), from his Nabi experiments in the 1890s to the vast mythological narratives that he revisited with constant force at the turn of the twentieth century. The exhibition will show the artist’s decorative power as well as prints evoking the twilight melancholy of fin-de-siècle symbolism. It will also be the occasion to reconstitute certain scattered decorations whose format and palette will not fail to surprise.

Exhibition organized by the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny with the exceptional support of the Musée d’Orsay