Vertige de la couleur. L’estampe en France à la fin du XIXe siècle
Bringing together more than 180 works from the holdings of the Musée Jenisch Vevey – Cabinet cantonal des estampes and others on loan, this exhibition examines a remarkable chapter in the history of printmaking. At the end of the 19th century, Paris is gripped by a craze for anything and everything printed, from posters and portfolios to theatre programmes. Numerous publishers, artists and printers are involved with the medium. Colour is ubiquitous, and plays a role in artists’ rediscovery of lithog- raphy almost a century after it was invented. The story is told with the help of many prints by artists including Pierre Bonnard, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, Paul Signac, Édouard Vuillard and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.