The founder of the Musée du Niel, Jean-Noël Drouin, wanted to share his collection with everyone. It focuses on the period when a new form of artistic creation emerged and where these freedom-loving artists refused to be categorised.
The museum's ambition is to make visitors experience the visual shock inspired by gesture and light of the works on display. (à traduire) Au-delà du discours et de la connaissance, c’est retrouver pour chaque visiteur et dès le plus jeune âge, confiance en son intuition et son émotion.
Jean Miotte, Composition, huile sur toile, 50 x 65 cm, collection musée du Niel
"Painting often opens unexpected doors. I wanted to show paintings that belong to a particularly liberating period in the history of art. The artists in the Musée du Niel collection had the audacity to offer a new vision of the world after the chaos of the Second World War. I hope that this dynamism will be felt by a younger generation, who in turn is sometimes also affected by crises. Our museum would like to offer them a breathing space and inspiration"
Jean-Noël Drouin septembre 2022