In 1884, a group of artists led by Paul Signac came together to form the Salon des Indépendants. Promoting the idea of an exhibition free from judgement and absent reward – “sans jury, ni récompense!” – they affirmed that art should be shared by everyone.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) invites visitors to journey to the artistic ebullience of France at the turn of the 20th century with its exhibition Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the Indépendants. Discover a magnificent body of 500 paintings and graphic works from an exceptional private collection, and the largest collection of works by Paul Signac, that includes pieces by Signac and by avant-garde artists, Impressionists (Monet, Morisot), Fauves (Dufy, Friesz, Marquet), Symbolists (Gauguin, Redon), Nabis (Bonnard, Denis, Lacombe, Sérusier, Ranson, Vallotton), Neo-Impressionists (Cross, Luce, Pissarro, Seurat, Van Rysselberghe) and observers of life in Paris (Anquetin, Degas, Ibels, Lautrec, Picasso Steinlen).

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