Until November 5, 2023, the Bonnard Museum in Le Cannet presents its exhibition: "We're going out!" This one has as its theme the leisure activities seen by Pierre Bonnard and the painters of his time.
More than 70 works of great variety are available to the public, who will discover the meetings of Parisian society where cabarets and café-concerts rub shoulders with circuses and theaters in the whirlwind of the late 19th century.
Pierre Bonnard, central figure in this exhibition, famous for his compositions inspired by the Paris transformed by Baron Haussmann, devoted a large part of his production to the evocation of modern life, leisure and the grand boulevards.
Following Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet or Pierre Auguste Renoir, the young generation chose to renew the layouts, most often composed from memory, while responding to a new treatment of color.
Leisure is also and above all, the tremendous development of performance venues, most often at night, capable of attracting night owls with many faces.
Montmartre is characterized by its own identity, this "Montmartre spirit" which plays a key role in the cultural life of this end of the century. Bonnard, Toulouse-Lautrec, Anquetin without forgetting Ibels or Steinlen are the witnesses of this diurnal and nocturnal life, of the world of entertainment which opens the doors to a new visual repertoire.
The theater also attracts a large audience in the morning or in the evening. Félix Vallotton has no equal in his incisive crunching of the human comedy that is as much in the room as on the stage. Toulouse-Lautrec is as comfortable in cabarets in the middle of an underworld crowd as in the box of a theater occupied by aristocrats.
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