French painter Pierre Bonnard, a founding member of the post-impressionist and avant-garde Les Nabis, who lived between 1867 and 1947, was one of the most original and excellent colorists of the first half of the 20th century and one of the few important painters of the period who were not influenced by cubism.
Bonnard demonstrated his talent for drawing and watercolor from an early age when he painted in the gardens of his family's cottage. Bonnard, who studied Law at the Sorbonne, continued to study art, despite a career in Law. He attended classes at the Academie Julian and met artists Paul Serusier and Maurice Denis. Bonnard began working at the Ecole des Beaux-arts in 1888 and met the painter Edouard Vuillard. A year later, Bonnard sold his first piece of art, a poster for France-Champagne.
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In 1890, Bonnard shared a studio in Montmartre with Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard. There he began his career as an artist. Together with his fellow painters, he formed a group known as Les Nabis. The name was an adaptation of the Arabic word nabi or prophet. The small collective was crucial to the transition from impressionism to the more abstract forms of art explored by post-impressionists. Likewise, they admired the developments shown in the painting of Paul Gauguin and Paul Cezanne. Writing in the journal Art et Critique in August 1890, Maurice Denis published the following statement: "Remember that before a war horse, a nude woman, or some kind of anecdote, a painting is essentially a flat surface covered with colors combined in a certain way." The group soon adopted the words as the basic description of the Nabis' philosophy.
Bonnard presented his first solo exhibition of paintings and posters in 1895. The works showed the influence of Japanese art, which included multiple perspectives, as well as the early roots of art nouveau, a decorative art-oriented movement.
During the 1890 decade Bonnard immersed himself in fields other than painting. He designed furniture and fabrics. He did illustrations for a series of music books published by his brother-in-law, Claude Terrasse. In 1895, Louis Comfort designed a stained glass window for Tiffany.
Unlike the leading European artists of the early 20th century, Bonnard seemed mostly unaffected by World War I. In the 1920s, he had discovered his fascination with the south of France. After her marriage she bought a house in Le Cannet and lived there for the rest of her life. The sun-splashed landscapes of southern France featured much of Bonnard's late career work.
In the final phase of his painting career, Bonnard focused more on bold light and color than he was known as a young painter. Some observers believed that the colors were so intense that they almost destroyed the subject of the work. In the 1940s, Bonnard created paintings that were almost abstract.
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Bonnard, who died at the age of 80, went back to; He left many works of art: Champagne of France (1891), Frieze of Cars (1897), Woman Lying on Bed (1899), Dining Room in the Country (1913), Landscape at Le Cannet (1945) and many more.
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