Artists Alphabetically  


50 Greatest Paintings  

Art Movements 

100 Greatest Painters


The Nabis


The name 'Nabi', is Hebrew for 'prophet'

The Nabis were a group of artists, led by Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, they were closely connected to the Symbolist movement and Art Nouveau. They rejected Impressionism’s emphasis on ephemeral effects and concentrated on reducing the elements of a painting to an interplay of shapes and colours. They strongly opposed positivism and naturalism, movements that were aligned with the Impressionist movement. As a group they favored browns, beiges and blues.

The Nabis worshipped Paul Gauguin and emulated his style and bohemian attitude. Japanese prints, Carolingian Art and the great paintings of the Sienese School were rich sources of inspiration for the fun loving, avant-garde painters.

A List of the Greatest Painters Associated with the Nabi Movement

Édouard Vuillard French Nabi Painter, 1868 - 1940

Pierre Bonnard, French Nabi Painter, 1867-1947

Maurice Denis, French Nabi Painter, 1870-1943

Félix Vallotton French Nabi Painter, 1865-1925

Ker-Xavier Roussel, French Nabi Painter, 1867-1944

About the Rocco Movement
'The Art of the Aristocracy'
The word is derived from "rocaille" (pebble), but the term referred in particular to the small stones and shells used to adorn the interiors of grottoes. Such shells or shell forms were the primary motifs in Rococo ornament.





Search for Artists by Century
Important Painters Born in the 13th Century
Important Painters Born in the 14th Century
Important Painters Born in the 15th Century
Important Painters Born in the 16th Century
Important Painters Born in the 17th Century
Important Painters Born in the 18th Century
Important Painters Born in the 19th Century


Require more facts and information the Nabis in Art History? Poke around every nook and cranny of the known universe for information this subject. Search Here


If you feel you have worthwhile information you would like to contribute we would love to hear from you. We collect essential biographical information and artist quotes from folks all over the globe and appreciate your participation. When submitting please, if possible, site the source and provide English translation.  Please submit your comment to the editor, via e-mail and if possible site the source. Thank you!

© If you like this page and wish to share it, you are welcome to link to it, with our thanks.

copyright 20003 -



</The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Artists