A party of landsfolk riding in horsedriven hay wagon, the artist’s mother sewing in Nabi style, tennis in Rhode Island, and a deserted table by the sea.
Children playing, amateurs rehearsing, music outdoors, and Schubert himself at the piano: paintings by Manet, Degas, Thomas Eakins, Édouard Vuillard and others.
From Savage’s portrait of the Washington family, through James Tissot’s boring old soldiers, coming full circle with a modern map of Dante’s Purgatory.
Nikolai Astrup, Lovis Corinth, Pierre Bonnard, Renoir, Alphonse Mucha, Édouard Vuillard, and others in an eclectic mixture of styles and schools.
Paintings by Botticelli, William Merritt Chase, Pierre Bonnard, Paxton, and Vuillard showing the first meal of the day.
More virtuoso glassware as painted by William Holman Hunt, Chase, De Nittis, Vallotton, and others in the 19th century.
Short summary of their history, art, and their role in the evolution of painting in the twentieth century, with copious links to articles here.
What became of those who had been Nabis in the early 20th century? These four never completely abandoned their Nabi roots, as seen in their paintings.
After 1895, their styles and themes diverged, with Japonisme popular, and motifs ranging from the streets of Paris to the great waves of the Brittany coast.
Paintings from 1893-95 feature predominantly women, and explore the theme of womanhood. Bonnard, Vuillard, Sérusier and others.