At first, the paintings, drawings and prints in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Private Lives: Home and Family in the Arts of the Nabis, Paris, 1889-1900 look simple. But there’s more beneath the surface.
Opening July 1, the exhibit shows the works of four young French members of the Nabi Brotherhood, a group that considered themselves to be pioneers in abstract emotion and symbolism.
“Although the Nabis referenced their own private lives, their art ultimately suggests depths of feeling, memory, nostalgia, joy and melancholy that are universal,” says chief curator and deputy director Heather Lemonedes Brown.
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