A man of both the XIXth and XXth centuries, Bonnard’s personality was molded through the end of Impressionism and the Nabi movement of which he is a major artist. He subsequently emancipates himself from any affiliation to particular artistic currents and from convention, developing a very personal self-image. It is then that predominates his sensible vision of the world, in which an enchanted, vibrant and luminous nature opposes reality. Under an apparent, tranquil simplicity, Bonnard’s work reveals itself a complex, nuanced and somewhat out-of-time oeuvre.
This cadenced vision, from Paris to Normandy to the Midi region would stimulate some of the greater artists from Matisse to Balthus, and by way of the young post-war generation of French and American abstraction, represented notably by Bazaine, Sam Francis or Rothko.
2017-2018 : Hommages et Chefs d'oeuvres, Musée Cannet.
2006 : Pierre Bonnard, la volupté du trait, Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, Paris
2002 : Pierre Bonnard, l'oeil du chasseur, Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, Paris