The Nabis were a group of young French artists active in Paris from 1888 to 1900. The members included Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Édouard Vuillard, Félix Vallotton, and Paul Sérusier. The name for the group, derived from the Hebrew word nebiim (“prophets”), was coined in 1888 by Auguste Cazalis. The artists shared an admiration for the work of Paul Gauguin; Japanese woodblock prints were another important influence. Pronunciation here. Web resource here.

Pierre Bonnard. Twilight (Game of Croquet). Oil on canvas. 1892. Musée d’Orsay, Paris.