Exhibition Catalogue
Beyond the Easel: Decorative Painting by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis, and Roussel, 1890–1930 was written by Gloria Groom, exhibition curator, with an essay by Nicholas Watkins and contributions by Jennifer Paoletti and Thérèse Barruel. This lavishly illustrated catalogue, published by The Art Institute of Chicago, features three essays as well as entries on each object in the exhibition. It is available in the Museum Shop. Please call (312) 443-3533 for information.

Hardcover $65.00; softcover $34.95.

Read more information about the catalogue, including an excerpt.


Art Access
Art Access is an online resource that examines objects from various areas of The Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection to enrich visitors' understanding of their content, style, and historical context. The interactive site is of special interest to educators, parents, students, and young people, including lesson plans for the classroom and art projects for the home. The section on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism directly relates to this exhibition and includes paintings by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, and Paul Gauguin, as well as a discussion of Edouard Vuillard’s Window overlooking the Woods.

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Books and Catalogues
Titles preceded by an asterisk (*) may be purchased at the Museum Shop of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Please call (312) 443-3533 for information.

Frèches-Thory, Claire, and Antoine Terrasse. Les Nabis: Bonnard, Vuillard, and Their Circle. Translated by Mary Pardoe. Paris, 1990.

Gold, Arthur, and Robert Fizdale. Misia: The Life of Misia Sert. New York, 1980.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The Time of the Nabis. Exh. cat. 1998.

*Bell, Julian. Bonnard. Phaidon Color Library series. London, 1994.

*Bouvet, Francis. Bonnard: The Complete Graphic Work. New York, 1981.

*Hyman, Timothy. Bonnard. The World of Art. London, 1998.

*London, Tate Gallery. Bonnard. Exh. cat. by Sarah Whitfield and John Elderfield, 1998.

*Watkins, Nicholas. Bonnard. London, 1994.

Watkins, Nicholas. Interpreting Bonnard: Color and Light. New York, 1997.

*Groom, Gloria. Edouard Vuillard: Painter-Decorator: Patrons and Projects, 1892-1912. New Haven/London, 1993.

London, South Bank Centre. Vuillard. Exh. cat. by Belinda Thomson, 1991.

Lyons, Musée des Beaux-Arts. Vuillard. Exh. cat. by Ann Dumas and Guy Cogeval. 1990. (French only)

Roger-Marx, Claude. Vuillard: His Life and Work. Translated by E. B. D’Auvergne. London, 1946.

Russell, John. Vuillard. London, 1971.

Thomson, Belinda. Vuillard. Oxford, 1988.

Bouillon, Jean Paul. Maurice Denis. Geneva, 1993. (French only)

Lyons, Musée des Beaux-Arts. Maurice Denis, 1870–1943. Exh. cat., 1994. (French only)

Musée de St.-Tropez, L’Annonciade. K. X. Roussel. Exh. cat., 1993. (French only)

Roussel, Jacques. K. X. Roussel. Foreword by Günter Busch. Paris, 1967. (French only)

Stump, Jeanne. The Art of Ker Xavier Roussel. Ann Arbor, 1972.

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The Annonciade Museum, Saint-Tropez
This site provides reproductions of selected works from the collection of Nabi art in the Annonciade Museum of Saint-Tropez. The text is in both French and English and includes biographies of Maurice Denis and Ker Xavier Roussel (the latter in French only).

Art of the First World War
Art of the First World War is an online collaboration between cultural institutions in France, Germany, and Austria that commemorates the 80th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Web site features reproductions of 100 paintings from international collections, including works by the Nabis (Bonnard, Denis, Vuillard, and Vallotton) that deal with the war. Available in English, French, and German. For the English version, click on the British/American flag icon, then the composite image, and finally, go to "List of Painters."

Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
This search engine features links to Web sites with information about the Nabis and artists Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, and Edouard Vuillard. The pages on artists and movements consist of links to relevant online exhibitions and international museums. Search for Nabis, Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis, and Roussel.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums, including the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, have an extensive collection of Nabi prints, paintings, and sculptures. This site offers thumbnail images as well as catalogue information about these Nabi objects. Use "The Thinker ImageBase" and scroll to the bottom of the page to do a keyword search for Bonnard, Denis, Vuillard, and Vallotton.

Fondation Bemberg Musée, Toulouse, France
One entire gallery of this private collection is dedicated to the art of Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. Selected works from the collection are reproduced and discussed on the museum’s Web site, which is available in French and English. For English, click the British flag icon and go to "Discovery of the Collections," and finally "Bonnard and Vuillard."

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The MIA site offers electronic postcards of its rich collection of paintings, lithographs, and sculptures by Nabi artists. Search the e-postcards for Bonnard, Vuillard, and Denis.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec
The site features an online version of The Time of the Nabis, an exhibition that was held August 20 through November 22, 1998. Included are examples of documentation, color reproductions, and brief texts about 14 works of art by members of the Nabis.

Musée Départemental Maurice Denis, "Le Prieuré," Saint-Germain-en-Laye
This museum outside of Paris is dedicated to the art of Maurice Denis and his contemporaries. The site features images of the collection and biographical information on Denis. The text is in French only.

Nart.com (online art newsletter)
This online art magazine provides a review of the 2000 exhibition Edouard Vuillard, The Half-Open Door, held at the Annonciade Museum, Saint-Tropez. To see a portfolio of selected paintings in the exhibition, click on the words "his paintings" at the bottom of the first page.

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Hermitage’s digital collection contains reproductions and catalogue information about the museum’s Nabi paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures. Search for Bonnard, Denis, Vuillard, and Vallotton.

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