Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis exhibition extended

Exclusive personal guided tours by Hermitage staff

Due to popular demand the Hermitage Amsterdam has extended the exhibition Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis, A Russian Taste for French Art through Sunday 30 March 2014. Visitors will have another month to view the reconstruction of Russian collector Ivan Morozov’s concert hall, with its exquisite interior designed by Maurice Denis, and attend weekly piano concerts there. After the exhibition, the concert hall will be given a permanent home in the magnificent annex of the Hermitage St Petersburg, the General Staff Building, opposite the Winter Palace. During the extended run, the management team and staff of the Hermitage Amsterdam will be giving exclusive, personal guided tours each week. During the final month of the exhibition, visitors to the Hermitage Amsterdam will have the unique opportunity to see two major exhibitions on the same day, as Expedition Silk Road, Treasures from the Hermitage opens on 1 March. For a surcharge of just €5 on top of the €15 admission fee, visitors can attend both exhibitions. This discount applies to full-price and discount tickets (Museumkaart, I amsterdam City Card, etc.). To register for the exclusive guided tour (Thursdays at 2 p.m., max. 15 people), send an email to programmering@hermitage.nl.

Following the breakthrough of Impressionism, the introvert Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and the theoretician Maurice Denis (1870-1943) explored new artistic paths in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Inspired by Paul Gauguin, they were briefly united with a few other artists (such as Félix Vallotton en Édouard Vuillard) under the name of Les Nabis, after the Hebrew word for ‘prophet’. Unlike the Impressionists, who aimed primarily to capture the fleeting qualities of natural light, the Nabis emphasised colour, feeling, symbolism and imagination. Their work was quickly embraced in Paris and Moscow. The highlights of the exhibition include a reconstruction of collector Ivan Morozov’s concert hall, whose exquisite interior was designed by Maurice Denis, Bonnard’s renowned triptych Méditerrannée, Gauguin’s Sacred Spring: Sweet Dreams and Vuillard’s Children in a Room.

Photo Evert Elzinga

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