Our popular vision of the artist as an inspired, solitary, creative genius was born with the Romantic era – the starting-point for the Musée Fabre's collections of modern art, which are housed in the northern wing of the Collège des Jésuites. Romanticism, Orientalism, Ingrism, Realism, Impressionism, and Fauvism are all represented, together with the rise of abstraction, which dominates the latter part of the collection, and the current re-emergence of painting as a contemporary creative force.
Romanticism and Classicism
Modern art from 1850 to 1914
The post-war period, between figuration and abstraction