The Clemens-Sels-Museum Neuss is mounting the first exhibition in Germany to be dedicated to the great French artist and »Father of Symbolism« Gustave Moreau (1826 – 1898), presenting him both as painter and as teacher at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Featuring some 60 outstanding paintings, watercolors and drawings, along with historic photographs and previously unpublished source material, the book juxtaposes Moreau’s œuvre with the work of some of his most renowned students, among them Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault and Charles Camoin, as well as Edgard Maxence, Henri Evenepoel, Albert Marquet and Henri Manguin. The many items on loan come from prominent institutions including the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée Gustave Moreau and the Fondation Rouault in Paris and also the Musée départemental Matisse in Le Cateau-Cambrésis. The book includes essays by distinguished experts such as Marie-Cécile Forest, director of the Musée Gustave Moreau, and Emmanuel Schwartz, curator at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Edited by Uta Husmeier-Schirlitz im Auftrag der Stadt Neuss
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Authors: Bettina Zeman, Emmanuel Schwartz, Marie-Cécile Forest, Uta Husmeier-Schirlitz
20,5 x 28 cm
159 color and 18 b/w ills.