The former priory of the Nabi painter Maurice Denis (1870-1943) has reopened, after threat of closure and, finally, three years of work which means that once again, a few hundred meters from his castle, the town of Saint- Germain-en-Laye can be proud of a beautiful departmental museum.
Created forty years ago by the General Council of Yvelines as a result of a large donation from the family, this institution now has externalized reserves for its 5,200 works (Denis, of course, including several of its very large formats. , but also Gauguins, Sérusier, Vallotton, Bonnard, Vuillard, Ranson, Redon, etc.).
The dream life of the nabis
The building, a royal half-hospital founded by Mme de Montespan at the end of the 17th century, now listed, could therefore also, for 5.3 million euros, be extensively renovated, and its route extended and reorganized.
With its public garden on the hillside (decorated with bronzes by Maillol and Bourdelle) and its chapel fully painted by
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