Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bonnard, Pierre

"Jeune Femme se chaussant"
Huile sur toile
53 cm x 63 cm
Peint en 1910
collection privée

Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947)
French painter.
Bonnard is known for his intense use of color, especially via areas built with small brushmarks and close values.
His often complex compositions—typically of sunlit interiors of rooms and gardens populated with friends and family members—are both narrative and autobiographical.
His wife Marthe was an ever-present subject over the course of several decades. She is seen seated at the kitchen table, with the remnants of a meal; or nude, as in a series of paintings where she reclines in the bathtub.