Art


Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory

Art


Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory

Tate Modern, London
Until 6 May 2019

In 1910, Pierre Bonnard, already a noted painter, moved from Paris to the south of France. There he developed his uniquely sensuous and poetic style, where intense colour and idiosyncratic geometries shape the scenes with atmosphere and emotion. Throughout his life, Bonnard painted from memory, reconstructing fleeting moments caught in sunlit gardens or domestic interiors in his studio. Tate Modern has gathered 100 of his most celebrated canvases spanning the period from 1912 to his death in 1947. Take your time to relish each one.

A Village in Ruins near Ham (1917) © Pierre Bonnard

L’atelier au mimosa (1939–46) © Pierre Bonnard

“The show underscores the seismic legacy of [Bonnard’s] vibrant use of colour and celebrates his ability to reconstruct images from memory.”

Vanity Fair

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