Beautiful old print with french mat and custom frame. Very good condition, slight wave in the paper. Signed in the plate. Lovely presentation.
15 x 17.5 appro framed; 5 x 7 sight
Lovely addition to any room or collection. Shipping $15.00
Pierre Bonnard was bornin Fontenay-aux-Roses not far from Paris. He was a law student beforetransferring to the Beaux-Arts, and he later attended the Academie Julian.Bonnards earliest art, prints and posters were theatrical sets,furniture decorations, screens, for he shared a studio with a theatricalproducer. He also contributed regularly to periodicals and did illustrationsfor books.
He had his first exhibitionof art, prints and posters in 1896. Bonnard, like Vuillard, with whom he wasalways closely linked, was an intimist,, a painter constantly delighted by the mostordinary objects and actions, to which he brought a constant freshness. Bonnardwas attracted by the color of the Impressionists, but unlike them he was not sodazzled by color as to forget form and reality.
He worked much moreslowly, capturing on canvas his own rebellion against current styles of art andpredetermined theories. Bonnards palette is virtually a rainbow, with pearly flesh tonesand shadows that range from pinks, blues, and golds to opaque grays or deepblues. His art, prints and posters transpose solids and transparencies, lightand shade. They have an abstract structural quality that is both decorative andsatisfying in its use of space, a style that foreshadows the works of Matisse.
Courtesy: Pierre Bonnard Art, Prints, and Posters Collection