Musée d’art moderne de Céret

André Masson

Une mythologie de l'être et de la nature

Curator: Nathalie Gallissot and Jean-Michel Bouhours


The museum organizes a thematic exhibition devoted to the work of André Masson (1896-1987). The museum continues its exploration of the work of great artists of the twentieth century for which the ceretane period has proved particularly rich and revealing.

André Masson stays in Céret in the years 1919/1920. Injured in his flesh and his spirit by the battles of the First World War, he arrives in Céret with Maurice Loutreuil, meets Odette Cabalé who will become his first wife, and makes the acquaintance of Chaïm Soutine.

Masson paints in Céret several landscape paintings inspired by Cézanne cubism, a painting constructed in a range of light colors, a kind of testimony of his own mental reconstruction. The landscape being one of the major themes of the museum's collection, and a constant source in André Masson's painting, is the main theme that has been selected for this exhibition. The places where the artist lived, the landscapes he admired, transfigured, populated by myths, will be honored in the theme of this exhibition.

Musée de Céret

From 22 June 2019 to 27 October 2019
Image for André Masson
Artwork(s) loaned
  • Métamorphose II

    André Masson (1896—1987)

    Métamorphose II 1927-1928
    Pastel, India ink, wash and graphite on paper