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Pierre Bonnard


One of the Greatest Painters Of All Time

French Nabi Modernist Painter

Artistically and Stylistically Influenced by the following painters and Art Movements:Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Japanese Wood Block Prints, Edouard Vuillard, Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet

Cause of Death - Old age, he died peacefully at the age of 79 on January 23, 1947 at Le Cannet, France.

  Pierre Bonnard Quotions

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. -- Pierre Bonnard Quote

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.  -- Pierre Bonnard Quote

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing. -- Pierre Bonnard Quote

A painting that is well composed is half finished. -- Pierre Bonnard Quote


About the Post-Impressionist Art Movement

Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin were the leading painters associated with the French art movement known as Post-Impressionism. This movement directly followed Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. Nearly all Post-Impressionist artists began as Impressionists, but then rejected recording light and color changes. The Post- Impressionists showed a greater concern for individuality, pure color, organization and form. Vincent van Gogh once said "If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."

Major Artists Associated with the Post-Impressionist Movement

Paul Cézanne (1839 - 1906) French, 
Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903 French
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1897) French
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)  Dutch
Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) French


Important Charactoristics, Words and Phrases Associated with the Post-Impressionism Movement -   Roger Fry, 1910, France,  Ambroise Vollard, geometric forms, Paris, arbitrary colour, esoteric, Synthetist style,   landscapes, Parisian cafe Culture, 19th-century, Paris, soleil levant,  open composition, impasto, vibrant, effets de soir, natural light, en plein air, Académie des Beaux-Arts, boating, leisure activities, Landscapes, modernization, synthetic pigments, industrialization, Independent Collective, avant-garde, Primitivism, Symbolist, France, French painters, The Académie Suisse, controversial ideas about painting, physics of colour, broader strokes, fleeting impression of colour and light, bright, vibrant, flowers, figures, modern art


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