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Exhibitions

Sébastien Bourdon, retrospective

6 July 2000 - 14 October 2000

Sébastien Bourdon was born in Montpellier in 1616. He trained in Rome and Paris, and served as court painter to Queen Christina of Sweden. He was one of the most brilliant artists of 17th-century France, but until now has remained one of the very few French painters of his day never to have been granted a major national, historical retrospective.

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Paul Delaroche, a painter in history

2 February 2000 - 22 April 2000

Paul Delaroche was one of the most celebrated French artists of the late 19th century, known throughout Europe in his own lifetime and yet largely ignored today. His work is overshadowed by the towering figures of his contemporaries Ingres and Delacroix, the champions of the Neoclassical and Romantic movements. Delaroche was the subject of an important retrospective at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1857, since when there have been no large-scale solo exhibitions of his work.

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Pierre Soulages, Recent works 1994 -1999

17 November 1999 - 15 January 2000

Pierre Soulages was born on 24 December 1919, in Rodez. He travelled to Paris to train as a teacher of drawing, and was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts.

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American abstraction, 1940-1960

2 July 1999 - 2 October 1999

Continuing its exploration of the major artistic movements and figures of the 20th century (Vieira da Silva, 1994; Jean Hugo, 1995, Claude Viallat, 1997; Gaston Chaissac, 1998...) the Pavillon du Musée Fabre is hosting an exhibition of American abstract painting.

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Chaissac, 1910-1964

16 October 1998 - 2 January 1999

Gaston Chaissac (1910-1964) was a self-taught artist working on the margins of the mainstream art world. His work defies categorisation, but he is clearly one of the great figures of French creative life in the 20th century.

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Georges Dezeuze, retrospective

19 June 1998 - 30 October 1998

As part of its ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions highlighting different aspects of classical and contemporary art (The Grand Siècle, 1993, Jean Hugo, 1995, Vincent Bioulès, 1995-96, Claude Viallat,1997...).

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Reflections of the Golden Age: Flemish and Dutch paintings at the Musée Fabre

12 June 1998 - 19 September 1998

In spring 1998, the Institut Néerlandais in Paris presented a prestigious selection of Flemish and Dutch paintings from the Musée Fabre.

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Humbert de Superville

26 January 1998 - 21 March 1998

In 1812, David Pierre Giottino Humbert de Superville settled in Leyden in the Netherlands. Then in his 40s, he had led a particularly adventurous life.

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Claude Viallat, Recent works 1990-1996

23 June 1997 - 20 September 1997

Viallat's now immense œuvre remains as open, risk-taking and paradoxical as ever.

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20th-century art at the Musée Fabre: Acquisitions, donations, works on permanent loan.

18 December 1996 - 8 February 1997

This historical exhibition, ranging from Eugène Carrière's La Coiffure (1890) to Simon Hantaï's La Tabula (1980) presents part of the Musée Fabre's collection of modern art. The selected works do not attempt to retrace the comprehensive history of the ideas and movements shaping 20th-century art, but rather to give a snapshot of the museum's current holdings in this area.

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