For this catalogue and the exhibition it accompanies, the Fondation Beyeler has gathered an extraordinary selection of Bonnard's paintings from institutions and private collections around the world, compiling an ideal introduction to Bonnard's life-affirming vision.
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|Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)
|Number of pages
|310 x 274
|120 illustrations couleurs
This publication is devoted to a retrospective of the work of Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947), one of the most fascinating painters of the modern era.
An outstanding colorist, he aimed to express all kinds of sensory impressions through color. He found his favorite subjects in his personal environment, whereby his homes in Normandy and on the Côte d’Azur played a special role, supplying him with the constellations and inspiration he needed for his colorful paintings.
The catalogue features a veritable “maison imaginaire de Bonnard,” presenting the themes to which he remained faithful throughout his life. Containing about sixty paintings from international museums and private collections, with the famous scenes of bathers, views of his garden, depictions of everyday life, and the gay hustle and bustle on the streets of Paris, the catalogue provides a new overview of Bonnard’s work and his development as an artist.
Edited by Fondation Beyeler, texts by Evelyn Benesch, Andreas Beyer, Marina Ferretti Bocquillon, Fiona Hesse, Michiko Kono, Ulf Küster, Beate Söntgen, graphic design by Hiltbrunner Design
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