Félix Valloton, A. Th. Dostojekwski, 1885. Villa Rosa Winterthur, Dauerleihgabe an die Hahnloser/Jaeggli Stiftung

The Nabis group symbolises the beginnings of modern art. The group was founded by and around the artists Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Félix Vallotton and Édouard Vuillard.

The exhibition (Vivre notre temps) shows works from the famous Hahnloser/Jaeggli Collection and other paintings and reveals their connections with Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon.

At the turn of the 20th century, art moved from figurative to abstraction. The Nabis group shows this change towards modern and abstract art, away from impressionism.

Although the Nabis artists are not connected by a unified style, technique, or development, their representations are based on the same ideas of this period and the turmoil leading up to the turn of the 20th century.

The show addresses various themes, topcis and developments relevant to these artists and reveals their multiple roots.