Pont-Aven School Cradle of the Modern Sensibility
The Pont-Aven School
Cradle of the Modern Sensibility
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: September 25, 2018
  • Price: $35.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 11
  • ISBN: 88-7439-817-4
  • EAN: 9788874398171
  • Page Count: 76
  • Illustrations: 24 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

The name of Pont-Aven, a Breton village in France, is synonymous with a major school of painting in modern art and automatically associated with Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard. In 1888, the two painters established a completely new style: Synthetism. Breaking with academic orthodoxy and heavily influenced by Japanese prints, they introduced novel aesthetic principles. In this superbly illustrated and insightful book, works from the collection of Alexandre Mouradian reveal the international scope of what was a haven for those artists—including Maurice Denis, Eric Forbes-Robertson, Henry Moret—who wanted “to dare” like Gauguin.

About the authors

Jean-Marie Rouart is a writer and journalist. He was elected to the French Academy in 1997. Estelle Guille des Buttes is the director and chief curator of Pont-Aven Museum in France. Adrien Goetz is a professor of art history at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and chief editor of Grande Galerie, Le Journal du Louvre.