The Canvases of Bonnard Illuminate the Tate

The Canvases of Bonnard Illuminate the Tate
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A high-styled return by Pierre Bonnard to the Tate Modern twenty years after the large exhibition that celebrated the French artist on Her Majesty’s soil, enjoying a huge success at the time. An important exponent of Les Nabis, the avant-garde movement born in France at the end of the XIX Century in the wake of the Impressionists, Bonnard created his own original, intimist style through an unconventional use of colour, strongly defined contours and a simplified vision. The exhibition at the Tate, organised in collaboration with the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek of Copenhagen and the Kunstforum in Vienna focuses on the second half of Bonnard’s works, starting in 1912, when his research into colour became the dominant element of the artist’s work until his death in 1947. A carefully selected body of works offers visitors the possibility to marvel at landscapes and domestic scenes that capture moments of daily life at the time, where someone, perhaps, just left the room, or a meal was finished moments before or even of a stolen glance of a companion.
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London