Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors

If there is ever a reason to make a pilgrimage to New York to see a museum exhibition, it would be to see Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that runs through April 19, 2009. It is a beautiful show of 80 paintings, drawings and watercolors from the artist's later years hung in the wonderful Lehman Galleries. I had a chance to see it Sunday and the bright and sunny colors had be dreaming of spring. I know you will love it too.

The demands and the pleasures of seeing, and its reward, crude seeing and intelligent seeing. -Pierre Bonnard

There is always color, it has yet to become light. - Pierre Bonnard

Purple in the grays. Vermilion in the orange. Shadows on a cold, fine day. - Pierre Bonnard

In trying to do what I have never done, give the impression one has on entering a room: one sees everything and at the same time nothing. - Pierre Bonnard

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


John Victor said...

Wow thanks for sharing these beautiful art of painting I am very happy after watch them.

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