Balthus, Bazaine, Rothko... Bonnard's children - Exhibition catalogue
This catalogue, devoted to the artistic legacy of Pierre Bonnard, highlights the uninterrupted continuity that he has engendered with today's painters.
Bonnard is not only "the very Japanese Nabi" but also a painter who was able to open up unknown paths, introducing a new reading of modernity through nature at the heart of his pictorial process. Since his death in 1947, his fame has had its ups and downs, for this unclassifiable and singular work in its time has always been the subject of debate. It is neither avant-garde nor backward-looking; it belongs to another time, that of the long term, which marks the origin of this fertile pictorial approach which, through its attachment to reality, ties up the threads of memory, meaning and life.
The catalogue includes works by Bonnard, Geneviève Asse, Balthus, Bardone, Bazaine, Bioulès, Blanche, Frydman, Kimura, Lesieur, Mangú Quesada, Marchand, Rothko, Segal, Truphémus and Vieira da Silva.
Exhibition at the musée Bonnard, Le cannet from 30 October 2021 to 30 January 2022.
Bilingual French, English
188 pages / 120 illustrations
Éditions Silvana Editoriale