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Exhibition March 14 − June 25, 2017
Above the stars. Mystical landscape from Monet to Kandinsky
The organizers of the exhibition "Above the stars. Mystical landscape from Monet to Kandinsky" opened in the Museum d'Orsay in Paris on 14 March, has collected the best examples of landscapes of outstanding artists at the turn of XIX –XX centuries. The main criterion for the selection was the mystical mood in the paintings.
People have always been inclined to mysticism, the search for the mysterious, the deification of the forces of nature.
The mystical aspect very enthusiastically used by the Symbolists in the late 19th century. In response to the worship of science and naturalism, they decided to invest in emotion and mystery.
The landscape as a genre of visual art, seemed the most appropriate means for the artists` searching, contemplation and expression of inner feelings.
The spiritual overtones are present in innovative painting of the beginning of XX century.
The exhibition showcases the most famous masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, Maurice Denis, Ferdinand Hodler and other artists. Parisian critics were preparing the exhibition together with Art gallery of Ontario to show how the artists of Northern Europe and Canada had influenced each other, especially when talking about Impressionists, Symbolist and the"Nabi" artists.