Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pierre Bonnard


Pierre Bonnard (3 October 1867 – 23 January 1947) was a French painter and printmaker, a founding member of Nabism; an art movement committed to creating work of symbolic and spiritual nature. Other Nabis include Édouard Vuillard and Maurice Denis.

Bonnard is known for his intense use of color. His often complex compositions — typically of sunlit interiors of rooms and gardens populated with friends and family members — are both narrative and autobiographical. Bonnard did not paint from life but rather drew his subject—sometimes photographing it as well—and made notes on the colors. He then painted the canvas in his studio from his notes.

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