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This lavishly illustrated volume examines thegenius of Pierre Bonnard, whose utopian visionbridged both Impressionism and modernism. Pierre Bonnard is often considered a painter of idyllic scenes,replete with color and serenity, however, this view overlooksmany of the most striking aspects of Bonnard's oeuvre. Over thecourse of his career, Bonnard worked within--often expandingand challenging--many genres and techniques. Alternatingbetween the traditions of Impressionism and the abstract visualmodes of modernism, Bonnard addressed elements presentwithin many movements in order to synthesize a world worthy ofhis utopian vision. As this exquisitely produced volume reveals,Bonnard's work evolved radically over the course of his career.Included in its pages are illustrations of well-known examplesalongside rarely exhibited pieces, which represent the manythematic and stylistic compositions of Bonnard's work. Thebook features the murals and tapestries he created with theNabis; his lush interiors and depictions of his wife, Marthe; hisextraordinary use of rich color, brush strokes, and perspective;and his contemplative portraits. Interwoven throughout thesedazzling reproductions are illuminating texts by acclaimed criticswho draw on the latest research to present a multi-dimensionalaccount of the artist. Readers of this gorgeous, authoritativebook can look forward to a visual and intellectual treat in whichBonnard's status is elevated from a forerunner of modernism toone of the greatest painters of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Number of Pages: 336
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Guy Cogeval
Street Date: February 4, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-4174
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