Pierre Bonnard (32 images)


Pierre Bonnard, 3 October 1867 — 23 January 1947, was a French painter and print maker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. Bonnard preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference, and his paintings are often characterized by a dreamlike quality. The intimate domestic scenes, for which he is perhaps best known, often include his wife Marthe de Meligny.

Bonnard has been described as the most thoroughly idiosyncratic of all the great twentieth-century painters, and the unusual vantage points of his compositions rely less on traditional modes of pictorial structure than voluptuous color, poetic allusions and visual wit.

Nude in the Bathtub (1924)