Visitors will see more than 100 paintings and a series of large-scale murals by the major contemporary artist Nicholas Parti, known for his carefully painted canvases, sculptures, and installations executed in vivid, saturated colors. In addition to paintings, the exhibition includes watercolors, pastels, and sculptures of the author.
Landscapes, portraits and still lifes, at once fantastical and subtle, illustrate the complex and often inseparable connections linking humans to nature. All of this is integrated with temporary frescoes created in oil pastel, so that the museum galleries become the canvas on which the muralist artist creates. In the exhibition, the artist's creations are juxtaposed against some 50 works from the museum's extensive collection. Carefully selected by the author of the project, they include paintings by Gustave Courbet, Ferdinand Hodler, Henri Fantin-Latour, Nicolas Poussin, Otto Dix and Laurent S. Harris.