New Venue for 2020


Les Nabis

The Alexandra Hotel, Pound Street,

Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3HZ


Friday 13 March


Les Nabis were a group of French artists who worked in Paris from around 1888-1900.  They were influenced by both Cézanne and Gauguin and produced paintings and decorative artworks that encompassed architectural painting, decorative screens, stained glass, murals, posters, book illustrations and designs for the theatre.  The core members of the group were Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, Paul Ranson and Félix Vallotton.


Their works are very individualistic, although they followed a central theme seeking to produce a spiritual awakening and beauty to the everyday and attempted to follow Denis’ guidelines when he wrote: "Remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a female nude or some sort of anecdote, is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order."  Explaining that comment with: "The profoundness of our emotions comes from the sufficiency of these lines and these colours to explain themselves...everything is contained in the beauty of the work."


Cost of talk £30.00 to include redfreshments on arrival and biscuits at break time.