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Pierre Bonnard, ‘La Symphonie pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony) ’, 1916-1920, Musée d'Orsay
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Pierre Bonnard

La Symphonie pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony) , 1916-1920

Oil on canvas
51 1/5 × 63 in
130 × 160 cm
Location
Paris
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Musée d'Orsay
Paris

Decorative panel for Bernheim-Jeune

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed at top left : Bonnard
Image rights
© Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt © 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, ‘La Symphonie pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony) ’, 1916-1920, Musée d'Orsay
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View
View in room
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Musée d'Orsay
Paris

Decorative panel for Bernheim-Jeune

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed at top left : Bonnard
Image rights
© Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt © ADAGP, Paris 2015
Pierre Bonnard
French, 1867–1947
Follow

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

La Symphonie pastorale (The Pastoral Symphony) , 1916-1920

Oil on canvas
51 1/5 × 63 in
130 × 160 cm
Location
Paris
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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