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Pierre Bonnard, ‘Femme assoupie sur un lit, dit aussi L’Indolente (Woman Dozing on a Bed or The Indolent Woman)’, 1899, Musée d'Orsay
Pierre Bonnard, ‘Femme assoupie sur un lit, dit aussi L’Indolente (Woman Dozing on a Bed or The Indolent Woman)’, 1899, Musée d'Orsay
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Pierre Bonnard

Femme assoupie sur un lit, dit aussi L’Indolente (Woman Dozing on a Bed or The Indolent Woman), 1899

Oil on canvas
38 × 41 2/5 in
96.4 × 105.2 cm
Location
Paris
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© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Thierry Le mage © ADAGP, Paris 2015
Pierre Bonnard
French, 1867–1947
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Known for painting light-soaked interiors, nudes and still lives, Pierre Bonnard’s lush canvases echo Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. Bonnard played a central role in Nabis, a group emphasizing the basic aesthetic properties of painting. Describing his method, Bonnard has said, “the principal subject is the surface, which has its color, its laws over and above those of object.” Rather than simply observe and reproduce the world around him, Bonnard sought to instill each picture with, in the words of Nabis colleague Maurice Denis, “a beauty outside nature.”

Pierre Bonnard, ‘Femme assoupie sur un lit, dit aussi L’Indolente (Woman Dozing on a Bed or The Indolent Woman)’, 1899, Musée d'Orsay
Pierre Bonnard, ‘Femme assoupie sur un lit, dit aussi L’Indolente (Woman Dozing on a Bed or The Indolent Woman)’, 1899, Musée d'Orsay
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About the work
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© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Thierry Le mage © ADAGP, Paris 2015
Pierre Bonnard
French, 1867–1947
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Known for painting light-soaked interiors, nudes and still lives, Pierre Bonnard’s lush canvases echo Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. Bonnard played a central role in Nabis, a group emphasizing the basic aesthetic properties of painting. Describing his method, Bonnard has said, “the principal subject is the surface, which has its color, its laws over and above those of object.” Rather than simply observe and reproduce the world around him, Bonnard sought to instill each picture with, in the words of Nabis colleague Maurice Denis, “a beauty outside nature.”

Pierre Bonnard

Femme assoupie sur un lit, dit aussi L’Indolente (Woman Dozing on a Bed or The Indolent Woman), 1899

Oil on canvas
38 × 41 2/5 in
96.4 × 105.2 cm
Location
Paris
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