Les Nabis (pronounced nah bee) were a group of Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890s. Initially a group of friends interested in contemporary art and literature, most of them studied at the private art school of Rodolphe Julian (Académie Julian) in Paris in the late 1880s.

In 1890, they began to successfully participate in public exhibitions, while most of their artistic output remained in private hands or in the possession of the artists themselves. By 1896, the unity of the group had already begun to break: The Hommage a Cézanne, painted by Maurice Denis in 1900, recollects memories of a time already gone, before even the term Nabis had been revealed to the public. Meanwhile, most members of the group - Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard - could stand, artistically, on their own. Only Paul Sérusier had problems to overcome-though it was his Talisman, painted at the advice of Paul Gauguin, that had revealed to them the way to go.

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Rocks in Eskual Heria - Paul-Elie Ranson - www.nabis-in-art.org
Rocks in Eskual Heria
Paul-Elie Ranson
Lustral, 1891 - Paul-Elie Ranson - www.nabis-in-art.org
Lustral, 1891
Paul-Elie Ranson
Scene - Paul Serusier - www.nabis-in-art.org
Scene
Paul Serusier
A Woman in Red - Paul-Elie Ranson - www.nabis-in-art.org
A Woman in Red
Paul-Elie Ranson
Muses - Maurice Denis - www.nabis-in-art.org
Muses
Maurice Denis
Still Life of Apples and Autumn Leaves, 1910 - Paul Serusier - www.nabis-in-art.org
Still Life of Apples and Autumn Leaves, 1910
Paul Serusier
In the Forest - Georges Lacombe - www.nabis-in-art.org
In the Forest
Georges Lacombe
Sleep - Felix Edouard Vallotton - www.nabis-in-art.org
Sleep
Felix Edouard Vallotton
Zwei Akte, 1890 - Paul-Elie Ranson - www.nabis-in-art.org
Zwei Akte, 1890
Paul-Elie Ranson
Talisman - Paul Serusier - www.nabis-in-art.org
Talisman
Paul Serusier
The Promenade, 1894 - Edouard (Jean-Edouard) Vuillard - www.nabis-in-art.org
The Promenade, 1894
Edouard (Jean-Edouard) Vuillard
Woman reading, c.1909 - Edouard (Jean-Edouard) Vuillard - www.nabis-in-art.org
Woman reading, c.1909
Edouard (Jean-Edouard) Vuillard

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