Pierre Bonnard: Palmier rose au Cannet (1924)

Magnificent Bonnard!

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Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) Palmier rose au Cannet signed ‘Bonnard’ (lower right) oil on canvas 19 3/8 x 18 ½ in. (49.2 x 47.1 cm.) Painted in 1924, Image Source: Christie’s

“…Watkins has described the process by which Bonnard mediated and transposed these observations of the landscape back in his studio: “Paintings begun in the memory of a visual experience encapsulated in a drawing were transformed through color into a rich, immensely varied surface made up of a tapestry of brushstrokes, glazes, scumbles, impasto, and highlights of pentimenti” (op. cit., p. 171).”In 1940, Bonnard reported to Vuillard, “I am very much interested in landscape, and my strolls are full of considerations in this regard. I am about to understand this land and no longer try to find what isn’t there, since it conceals tremendous beauties. To establish the different conceptions to which nature gives birth from this perspective…

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