Les maîtres de la peinture moderne

( Season 2 )
These painters who broke with the principles of figurative art, were the instigators of modern art movements that revolutionised art history and continue to fascinate us as subjects. Take a look back at the lives of these extraordinary creators.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)


Anton Kolig

Born in 1886 in Austria, Anton Kolig was close to the artists Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. He exhibited with the Vienna Secession group from 1910. Tortured by his bisexuality, considered scandalous at the time, Kolig celebrated the beauty and sensuality of the male body.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)
Auguste Renoir

Born in 1841 in Limoges, Auguste Renoir is a key figure in the world of western art. An impressionist painter, he later evolved towards a more realistic style. His masterpiece: "Ball at the Moulin de la Galette", 1877.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)
Bernard Buffet

Rigid lines, cold austere colours and a feeling of space... Born in 1928, the expressionist painter Bernard Buffet rapidly gained celebrity status and his works marked his generation. Scandalous, non-conformist with an artistic style many challenged, he committed suicide in 1999, leaving behind him some 8,000 canvases.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)
Berthe Morisot

The only woman in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874, Morisot founded the Société Anonyme des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs et Graveurs with Monet, Renoir, Pissarro and Degas. This independent, radical artist with her limpid palette and radiant style was much criticised. At the time, there was rigid resistance to the recognition of women artists.

Directed by Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)