Aristide Majol. The Pursuit of Harmony

Exhibition April 12 − August 21, 2022
The Musée d'Orsay presents the exhibition "Aristide Majol (1861-1944). The Pursuit of Harmony".

Since the exhibition "Dedication to Maillot" at the National Museum of Modern Art for the centenary of his birth in 1961, Aristide Maillot has not received a single true monograph in a Parisian museum. Finally, the Musée d'Orsay dedicates a major retrospective to him.

Maillot came late to sculpture. The artist initially turned to tapestry and decorative arts. This little-known first part of his career, during which he observed Gauguin and Puvi de Chavannes and developed close ties with Nabi. Mayol did not discover sculpture until around 1895. His exchanges with Maurice Denis, Édouard Vuillard and Rodin indicate the creation of a circle of like-minded people and influence that persisted throughout Maillot's career.

Prepared according to the materials of the website at the Musee d'Orsay.