Pierre Bonnard, ‘Reclining Nude’, 1927, Clark Art Institute
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Pierre Bonnard

Reclining Nude, 1927

Oil on canvas
25 5/8 × 31 1/2 in
65.1 × 80 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
Location
Williamstown
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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, ‘Reclining Nude’, 1927, Clark Art Institute
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About the work
Provenance
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

Reclining Nude, 1927

Oil on canvas
25 5/8 × 31 1/2 in
65.1 × 80 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
Location
Williamstown
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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