Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants

Do you miss visiting the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts?

Paul Signac, Bow of the Boat

Paul Signac (1863-1935), Bow of the Boat, Opus 176, 1888.
Private collection

While we wait for the museum to safely reopen, Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator of the MMFA, wants to give you a taste of the upcoming major exhibition, Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants.

In this video, she revisits the dawn of Post-Impressionism in the Paris of the Belle Époque, and discusses artists whose masterpieces you’ll have a chance to admire: from Monet to Redon, with Pissarro, Morisot and Seurat in between.

Bondil also shares the behind-the-scenes work that goes into such an exhibition, such as how the physical presentation of artworks was thought out and developed around the central figure of Paul Signac, cofounder of the Salon des Indépendants.

The video is in French with English subtitles.

Learn more about Nathalie Bondil.

Enjoy the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from the comfort of your home.