Pierre Bonnard, ‘Standing Nude’, ARS/Art Resource

About Pierre Bonnard

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.”

French, 1867-1947, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, based in Paris, France

Solo Shows on Artsy

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

Drawings by Modern Masters, HDM Gallery, Beijing
Post-Impressionist & Modern Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, London