Woman with Dog (La Femme au Chien) (illustration from "Dingo" by Octave Mirbeau)

Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Bromberg

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, Musée d'Orsay, Paris