Pierre Bonnard | the artist

The artist Pierre Bonnard
Born Oct 3 1867, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.
Died Jan 23 1947, Le Cannet, .
Style and technique of the artist: Les Nabis, Painting, Post Impressionism, Documenta Kassel,

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On the surface, Bonnard’s paintings appear to gently extend the art of the Impressionists. Looked at closely, they are far more extreme. At first sight, their subject matter is solely the behavior of people and the effects of light in scenes from what often looks like an intensely private existence. To spend time in front of these paintings, however, is to see them change. Figures and objects will move in and out of the viewer’s attention, as each painting seems to present an analysis of the processes of seeing and remembering…

Pierre Bonnard was born October 3, 1867, in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France. He began law studies in Paris in 1887. That same year, Bonnard also attended the Académie Julian and in 1888 entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he met Ker-Xavier Roussel and Edouard Vuillard, who became his lifelong friends…

Many works online, of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Foudation Bemberg

Works in the Musee d’Orsay collection