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Alexis Mérodack-Jeaneau: in search of modernity

Alexis Mérodack-Jeaneau, La Danseuse jaune, 1912, coll. musées d'Angers © Musées d'Angers, D. Riou

Musée des Beaux-Arts

11 may - 3 november 2019

One hundred years after his death, the Musée des Beaux-Arts pays tribute to Alexis Mérodack-Jeaneau (1873-1919), an artist as passionate as he was saturnine, little known and unjustly forgotten. A fiercely independent spirit, he rebelled against the gallery system and critics. He was a theorist and organizer of exhibitions, and in 1904, he founded the magazine Les Tendances nouvelles and created the Union Internationale des Beaux-Arts et des Lettres (International Union of Fine Arts and Letters).
After his untimely death in 1919 at the age of 46, his art was carefully preserved by his widow, Jeanne, an engaged intellectual who throughout her life, supported the work and actions of her husband. It wasn’t until 1986 and 1988 with the sale of the contents of the artist’s studio in Angers that his work was brought to light. This exhibition is unique in that it brings together pieces from all periods of Jeaneau’s life, thanks to numerous private and institutional loans, thereby allowing the public to appreciate the value and diversity of this atypical artist.

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Musée des Beaux-Arts
14 rue du musée / 49100 Angers
+33 (0)2 41 05 38 00
Open Tuesday - Sunday
from 10am - 6pm

For information on our exhibitions calendar, go to the museum Internet site or see exhibition brochure: guided visits, lectures, children’s activities 4-6 year olds, family activities, concerts, etc.

Exhibition entrance: €6 / €3 / – 26 years free
Activities/workshops €7 / €5 / €3.50
Bookings: +33 (0)2 41 05 38 38
Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm / 2pm - 5pm



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