“Color and light. The neo-impressionnist Henri-Edmond Cross” in Barbierini Museum, Potsdam

The Galerie de la Presidence lends works to Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny and to Barbierini Museum of Potsdam for the exhibition “Color and light. The neo-impressionnist Henri-Edmond Cross”

Henri-Edmond Cross, Les Pins, Watercolor
Henri-Edmond Cross
Les Pins

Musée des impressionismes – Giverny
from July 27th to November 4th 2018
& Barbierini Museum – Potsdam
from November 17th 2018 to February 17th, 2019

The Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny emphasises Henri-Edmond Cross work through an exhibition that retraces his entire artistic carrer and shows his role in the history of the liberation of colour and his impact on 20th century avant-garde artistic movements. At the beginning of the 20th century, together with Paul Signac, Henri-Edmond Cross was regarded as one of the fathers of modern art.

Originally from the North of France, born in Douai, Henri-Edmond Cross studied at the Beaux-Arts in Lille, then in Paris. Having rapidly abandoned academic life, he associated himself in 1884 with Seurat, Signac and the group of future neo-impressionists.

In 1891, at the time of Seurat’s death, he adopted the divisionist technique, a variant of pointillism characterized by longer and more fluctuating brushstrokes.
He moved permanently to the Var region, close to Lavandou and indulged his taste for the outdoors. Over time, he distanced himself more and more from reality and did not hesitate to radically change colours according to his imagination.
Henri-Edmond Cross pushed chromatic wealth to its paroxysm and influenced Matisse in 1904 during his stay in the south in his work towards Fauvism.

The exhibition “Color and Light. The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross” brings together about a hundred works, paintings, watercolors and drawings. 
It is organized with the support of the Musée d’Orsay, in collaboration with the Museum Barberini in Potsdam. It will be presented in Museum Barberini from November 17th 2018 to February 17th, 2019.

The Galerie de la Présidence lends 25 works by Henri-Edmond Cross to this exhibition

A glance at four of them :

Henri-Edmond Cross, loaned work to Musée des Impressionnismes (4)

Henri-Edmond Cross, loaned work to Musée des Impressionnismes (3)

Henri-Edmond Cross, loaned work to Musée des Impressionnismes (2)

Henri-Edmond Cross, loaned work to Musée des Impressionnismes (1)

Visit the exhibition
“Color and Light. The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross”

Musée des Impressionnismes
99 rue Claude Monet
27620 Giverny
The museum website

Getting there
Halfway between Rouen and Paris: A13 motorway, exit Vernon
By train: line Paris Saint-Lazare / Rouen, get off at Vernon-Giverny station

Opening hours
From March 30 to July 15 & from July 27 to November 4, 2018
Daily, bank holidays included, from 10am to 6pm (last admission in the galleries at 5:30pm)

The museum is closed from July 16 to 26, 2018 to change exhibition.

Barbierini Museum
Alter Markt
Humboldtstr. 5–6
14467 Potsdam, Germany
The museum website

Read more about Henri-Edmond Cross

Read more about our loans to museums in 2018


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