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Les maîtres de la peinture moderne

Manet, Pissarro, Klee, Léger... 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 20 of these extraordinary creators.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2018)

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Pierre Bonnard

Born in Fontenay-aux-Roses in 1867, Pierre Bonnard was one of the nabi movement's artists. An intimist painter of interiors or nudes, using light and cheerful colours, his work is complex, heavily nuanced and almost timeless.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2018)
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4
Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani was born in Italy in 1884. He arrived in Paris in 1906 and became friends with Picasso and Cocteau. His work, which is extremely sensitive and personal, lies outside the established painting movements, making him a standalone artist in the history of modern art.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2018)
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5
Georges Rouault

Born in Paris in 1871, Georges Rouault is an artist who was initially linked to fauvism. His painting is characterised by the interplay of materials, featuring a high degree of pictorial richness. His spirit and lyricism later saw him become the leading Expressionist.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2018)
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7
Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas, born in 1834 in Paris, is an artist belonging to the Impressionist movement. A painter of bodies in movement, his interest in portraits came from conveying the mental characteristics of the characters. This avant-gardist was a master portrait painter influenced by modernity and an admirer of urban life.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2018)
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Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was born in Ukraine in 1885. She studied drawing in Germany, then completed her training in Paris. After a fauvist period, her work focused on seeking out pure colour and the movement of colours before veering definitively toward abstraction.

Directed by: Jacques Vichet (France, 2018)