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)


Henri Manguin

Born in Paris in 1874, Henri Manguin was taught by the Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau at the École des Beaux-arts, where he met Matisse and other future protagonists of Fauvism. With "La Sieste", he participated in the 1905 Salon d'Automne, denigrated as a "Cage aux Fauves" (cage of wild beasts) by the movement's detractors.

Directed by Jacques Vichet (France, 2019)
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)