Sérusier’s ‘The Talisman’ : A prophecy of colour

Sérusier’s ‘The Talisman’ : A prophecy of colour
There are some works of art that make the art world stop in its tracks for a little while and re-evaluate its opinions. Some paintings challenge conventions and perceptions of subjects to the point where they become important symbols of their era. The Talisman by Serusier is one such painting.

This impressionistic landscape is striking today with its bold use of colour and form. Yet, it had an even greater impact at the turn of the century. The over-stated colour choices and loose representation of the Pont-Aven landscape offered new ideas on the use of colour in these modern-day paintings. 

The Musee d'Orsay is celebrating this work of art in a show subtitled “A prophecy of colour”. This is a brilliant chance to see this work up close and really study those colour choices from a modern perspective.

The show starts in the new year and runs through Spring until April 28th.

Estelle Guille des Buttes-Fresneau, director, Musée de Pont-Aven
Claire Bernardi, curator, Musée d’Orsay

Useful information

From 29 January to 28 April 2019

Musée d’Orsay, 
Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 
Paris, France