Pierre Bonnard Exhibit at the Phillips Collection in DC

Pierre Bonnard Exhibit at the Phillips Collection in DC

Pierre Bonnard exhibit at the Phillips collection in DC

One of my priorities while in DC was to see this exhibit of work by Pierre Bonnard.

My landscape work is often compared to his, likely because neither of us is afraid of color, and we both depict texture and pattern. His handling of a dabbing paint brush is similar to my percussively dotty pastel approach. They call his work “luminous” and I strive to have mine be so as well.

I love that he “sought to make art a language of personal expression rather than a transcription of the external world.” I also appreciate his faithfulness to his muse, his wife, and I feel their devotion reflected in their home, which is depicted in these works. I applaud his color sense and strong compositions, as well as how in his work I can see the precursors of color field painting; check out the last painting for a good example of that.

Check out my favorite pieces in the show in this post. I am so grateful to have seen this lovely show.



















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  1. John+gregory 1 month ago

    Thank you for sharing these.

  2. Liz 1 month ago

    Oh wow! Thx for sharing. I love Bonnard. Had to get out my book on his late still life’s and interiors. Your photos are so much brighter than in the book!! Must have been a thrilling experience!!

  3. K 1 month ago

    That’s the best exhibition i’ve seen in a while. It was nice to see pieces from private collections that had not been featured before.

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