Musée Bonnard

Face to face

The self-portrait from Cézanne à Bonnard

Curator: Véronique Serrano

First section of the exhibitions organized as part of 10 years of the Bonnard museum.

The self-portrait. A subject that raises multiple questions. Is it a more personal and intimate work of introspection and self-knowledge? The tour highlights the essential role that the self-portrait has played in modern painting. Through Bonnard, Cézanne, Chagall, Tal Coat, Maurice Denis, Henri Goetz, Matisse, Picasso, Roussel, Van Dongen, Vuillard and many others, the exhibition goes beyond physical representation and expresses the moral dimension and psychological subject.

50 self-portraits… 50 answers to the same question: " Who am I ? "" What is guiding me? " Each visitor will find among these self-portraits the one who gives off something stronger, the one who tells something about his identity!

From 26 June 2021 to 3 October 2021
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Artwork(s) loaned
  • Self-portrait with two Courbet

    Balthus (1908 - 2001)

    Self-portrait with two Courbet 1940
    Black Pen on paper
  • The half-naked painter (Self-portrait)

    Jean Hélion (1904—1987)

    The half-naked painter (Self-portrait) 1945
    Oil on canvas
    Paul Rosenberg & Co Gallery, New York (1945)
    Paintings and Watercolors by Jean Hélion, San Francisco Museum of Art, 10 septembre – 6 octobre 1946 
  • Self-Portrait

    Albert Marquet (1875—1947)

    Self-Portrait 1905—1910
    Brush and ink on paper