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It has been said that the art of Pierre Bonnard and The Nabis were a stylistic bridge to the 20th Century. Bonnard's daring brush work and acid color continues to inspire artists today. "House in the Valley" is an excellent example of Bonnard's forward thinking aesthetic.

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From 1910 to 1938, Bonnard lived in a house he named Ma Roulotte (My Gypsy Caravan) in the town of Vernon close to Giverny. Throughout 1922, he recorded views of the sloping road leading to Vernon and the village roof tops, oddly abstracted by their positions among the hills.
Prior to 1910, Bonnard's style related closely to his graphic work and his work with the Nabis. His move to Vernon, …

From 1910 to 1938, Bonnard lived in a house he named Ma Roulotte (My Gypsy Caravan) in the town of Vernon close to Giverny. Throughout 1922, he recorded views of the sloping road leading to Vernon and the village roof tops, oddly abstracted by their positions among the hills.
Prior to 1910, Bonnard's style related closely to his graphic work and his work with the Nabis. His move to Vernon, however, took him away from an urban setting with its hard edges and dark interiors, and into nature’s forms and colors. A great admirer of Monet who was now nearly his neighbor, Bonnard's brush …