Exhibition at the museum

Pierre Bonnard. Painting Arcadia

From March 17th to July 19th, 2015 -
Musée d'Orsay
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
75007 Paris
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Pierre Bonnard-Nu dans un intérieur
Pierre Bonnard
Nu dans un intérieur, 1912-1914
Washington, National Gallery of Art
Collection de M. et Mrs Paul Mellon, 2006.128.8
© Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington / Studio A

After the Bonnard exhibitions held the world over, the Musee d'Orsay, which manages the artist's output, owed it to itself to devote a retrospective to him that is representative of all his creative periods.
Practicing art in its multifarious forms, Bonnard advocated a basically decorative esthetic, fuelled by sharp, humorous observations drawn from his immediate surroundings.
From the small picture to the large format, from the portrait to the still life, from the intimate scene to the pastoral subject, from the urban landscape to the ancient setting, Bonnard's work reveals an instinctive and supremely sensitive artist.
His palette of bright, luminous colors makes him one of the leading exponents of modern art and an eminent representative of the Arcadian movement.

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