The Guide
29 March 2022

Exhibition: “La Belle Époque de l’Art nouveau / Au temps de Bonnard et Mucha”

by Mélissa Gargiullo

From January 28 to June 19, 2022, the exhibition presents works from a Swiss private collection.

At the end of the 19th century, Europe enjoyed a few peaceful years before the turmoil of the First World War. A calm reigned over the economy and daily life, and many scientific and human advances were made. Places like Paris, Vienna, Munich and Brussels benefit from a revival following the upheavals caused by the industrial revolutions. Art Nouveau developed, challenging all forms of the past by proposing a new way of seeing the world. 

Paul Signac, The Beggar Woman ©Fotoatlier Peter Schlächli Moët & Chandon. Grand crémant impérial ©Fotoatlier Peter Schlächli Théo Van Rysselberghe, Eugène Grasset, Salon des Cent – Exhibition of part of the work of E. Grasset ©Fotoatlier Peter Schlächli

Art nouveau is an artistic movement embracing a colorful universe inspired by nature (hence the presence of flowers, trees and animals). The goal being to introduce a sensibility in the daily life of the modern man, the beauty becomes then accessible to all. At the dawn of the First World War, Art Deco will take over with its more geometric forms.

Views of the exhibition at the Musée d’art de Pully

Artists such as Edvard Munch, Pierre Bonnard, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka or July Chéret were in the limelight during this creative period.

Musée d’art de Pully
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