10/15/2012

Pierre Bonnard


Pierre Bonnard Dining Room on the Garden oil on canvas 126.8 x 135.3 cm 1934-35


Pierre Bonnard The Dining Room in the Country 161.3 x 203.2 cm 1913  

Has there ever been such a colorist as Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)? The colors are close in value, making differences in hue the essential thing. He paints like a man who had a happy childhood, which he did. 

His elipses are always a little off, and sometimes his angles, which adds a charming sense of ease to his work.

Thanks to Roger Brown for suggesting Bonnard.

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
-Pierre Bonnard
 

Inspired by the paintings of Gabriella Soraci, the month of October will be devoted to looking at paintings that use a window as a central subject. I plan to alternate between contemporary artists and artists from the past. If you have a suggestion (not your own work please), please email me an image along with a few sentences about the work.

5 comments:

  1. Taryn,Thank you for your great blog(s)! I love this new blog, as well as your older one! I look forward to seeing both, and appreciate all of your efforts in both painting, and research!

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  2. What a beautiful surprise to see these two paintings as I wake on a dull wet morning, thanks Roger for suggesting them!

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  3. Matisse many open windows at Colliere

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  4. Vermeer's Girl Reading Letter at Open Window. Several nice Raoul Dufy through window views. Picasso, and a Gris collage.

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