Nabis wall Art, canvas prints & paintings
nabis fine art prints and canvas prints
The Nabis movement is a post-Impressionist artistic and literary movement that emerged in 1888 from the meeting of Paul Sérusier and Paul Gauguin in Pont-Aven, Brittany. The painters - Paul Gauguin, Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bonard and Maurice Denis - were influenced by the primitive arts, Japonism and Symbolism, which developed in parallel with the Nabis movement. Indeed, the opening of Japan to the Western world from 1868 (Midji era), allowed the circulation of numerous prints which deeply influenced the artists in their way of painting landscapes. Exhibitions of Oceanic and African art were organised in Paris at the end of the century: this had an impact on artists such as Paul Gauguin, who went to French Polynesia at the end of his life to paint the natives and their traditions. Nabi means prophet in Hebrew. This name was chosen by artists who felt that their painting should regain its sacred aspect, which they felt had been lost since the Academy. Instead of "submitting" to Nature by trying to represent reality, the Nabis wanted to free themselves from the "imitative constraint" thanks to forms and colours so as to no longer imitate Nature but to transcend it and reveal its sacred character.
Our Nabi style artprints will bring an artistic and elegant touch to your home. The sense of detail and refined aesthetics of these paintings will not fail to attract the eye. The Nabi style of painting is a richly inspiring and highly decorative artistic movement. Muzeo offers you a selection of Nabis paintings for the most passionate art lovers in the form of paintings, cushions, wallpaper or lampshades. All our art reproductions are handmade by craftsmen who take pride in preserving the spirit of the work.
famous nabi painting artworks
A founding work of the Nabi movement is Paul Sérusier's Le Talisman, produced under the direction of Paul Gauguin. How do you see this tree," Gauguin asked him, "is it green? Put some green, the most beautiful green on your palette; - and this shadow, rather blue? Don't be afraid to paint it as blue as possible. The novelty for the Nabis - and later for the Fauves and for Kandinsky in Spirituality in Art - is the inspiration for painting. The interest is not in representing reality as they see it but as they apprehend it. To do this, the Nabis projected their feelings, their moods and their perceptions into their works, which they transcribed using pure (i.e. unmixed) colours arranged in a flat tone. Paul Gauguin gave this advice: "Don't copy too much from nature, art is an abstraction, take it from nature by dreaming in front of it, and think more about the creation than the result. This is the only way to ascend to God by doing as our divine Master did, to create.
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