This intimate presentation features prints by artists including Emile Bernard, Maxime Maufra, Félix Vallotton, Paul Signac, Charles Guilloux, Odilon Redon and Ker-Xavier Roussel. Landscapes turned out to be the perfect means of expressing their inner feelings on paper. By portraying emotions, they consciously turned away from modern, materialistic society, with its focus on rationalism.
Printing was all the rage in the fin de siècle (1890-1905). Artists experimented extensively with lithographs, etchings and woodcuts. They were able to add extra layers of meaning to both their colour and black-and-white landscapes. Some suggested a higher, mystical presence in nature. Others created idyllic fantasy landscapes or melancholic sunsets.