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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)

Episodes

Episode
1
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)
Episode
4
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)
Episode
6
Gustav Klimt

Born in 1862, Gustav Klimt spearheaded the Vienna Secession and the Art Nouveau movement. He organised lines and colours within lavish ornamental settings, and used real gold in his paintings. His "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" is one of the most expensive in the world.

Directed by Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)
Episode
8
Joan Miró

The exhibition of works by the Spanish artist Joan Miró in Paris in 1925 is considered a major event in the Surrealist art movement. Painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramist, fantasist and hyper-creative, he invented his own vocabulary, symbols and writing.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)
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Mary Cassatt

L'impressionniste américaine Mary Cassatt, née en 1844 en Pennsylvanie, étudie la peinture auprès du peintre Paul-Constant Soyer, puis auprès de Jean-Léon Gérôme. Disciple de Degas, amie de Berthe Morisot, cette artiste indépendante et originale se passionne pour le thème de la mère et l'enfant et l'esthétique de l'estampe japonaise.

Réalisation : Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)