Face à face

L'autoportrait de Cézanne à Bonnard

Le Cannet, Musée Bonnard
dal 26 Giugno al 3 Ottobre 2021

The exhibition

L’autoportrait. Un sujet qui soulève de multiples questionnements. Est-il une œuvre plus personnelle et intime relevant de l’introspection et de la connaissance de soi ?
Le parcours met en lumière le rôle essentiel qu’a joué l’autoportrait dans la peinture moderne. A travers Bonnard, Cézanne, Chagall, Tal Coat, Maurice Denis, Henri Goetz, Matisse, Picasso, Roussel, Van Dongen, Vuillard et bien d’autres, l’exposition va au-delà de la représentation physique et exprime la dimension morale et psychologique du sujet.
50 autoportraits… 50 réponses à une même question : « Qui suis-je ? » « Qu’est-ce qui me guide ? »
Chaque visiteur trouvera parmi ces autoportraits celui qui dégage quelque chose de plus fort, celui qui raconte quelque chose de son identité !

The catalogue

The self-portrait represents the most mysterious and inaccessible question in the history of painting. In the twentieth century, the self-portrait is no longer just the affirmation of a well-defined function, but the seat of a deeper reflection, a way of questioning one’s double, in a constant search for inner truth revealing an invisible part of oneself to the gaze of others.
This search of self-awareness is metamorphosed into a fiction through each self-portrait, in an often very distant representation of what the artist sees in the mirror, somehow depicting a momentary truth which is reproposed in each work and expressed in extremely different manners according to painters.
Beside the artworks of Bonnard, the book presents also those by Balthus, Bernard, Cézanne, Chagall, Denis, Maillol, Matisse, Manguin, Marquet, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard, Vallotton, as well as Buffet, Goetz, Hélion, Ibels, Poliakoff, Roussel, Tal Coat and Vieira da Silva.
In this adventure of the gaze, the essays by Jean Louis Schefer, Alain Lévêque and Véronique Serrano shed historical light and open up paths of reflection. The essay of Roberto Mangú Quesada bears the voice of a painter, a precious testimony of the person who inevitably rubs shoulders with the other living inside himself.

Le Cannet, Musée Bonnard, June - October 2021

Face à face

Self-Portrait: Cézanne to Bonnard

  € 38,00  € 36,10