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This summer the Fund "Hermitage" in Lausanne is a large-scale exhibition of works by Henri Manga, the artist who loved color and who the poet Guillaume Apollinaire called "voluptuous painter". Focuses on the early career of the Manga, in particular, his Fauvist period. He dared to challenge the conventional standards with his friends, sometimes surpassing them in the search for new means of expression using color. A luxurious chromatic paintings of the period reflect the rare talent of the Frenchman.

Henri Manga (1874 – 1949) praised the joy of life through Arcadian themes, Nudes, Mediterranean landscapes, scenes of family life and still lifes. The study of Gustave Moreau, he discovered impressionism and steadily expressed a joyful sensuality.

The exhibition"Henri Manga. Ideal color" presents about a hundred paintings, watercolors and drawings. The first section is devoted to the formative years of the artist, then the focus shifts to the Fauvist period and the works of Saint-Tropez, on which the bright nature of the Mediterranean transferred to the rich colors. These dazzling works, mostly landscapes and Nudes – pass climb, which experienced the Manga Paradise surrounding him, and who brought his work to the height. A set of drawings and watercolours illustrates the early use of techniques played a key role in the search for compositional balance and the liberation of color at the dawn of the twentieth century.
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