In 1889 Bonnard was admitted to the ‘École des Beaux-Arts’, where he met Edouard Vuillard. Both french men studied the works of Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet and others, but with utmost admiration, they studied Paul Gauguin. The group of young artists, Les Nabis committed to creating work of symbolic and spiritual nature. The group was influenced by not only Gauguin, but Japanese prints and experimented with a wide range of mediums and flat patterned surfaces. Bonnard is known for his intense use of color, often complex compositions both narrative and autobiographical.
What most captivates my presence in viewing Bonnard’s work, is the absorption of his gentle, but complex expression of color and texture, and the overwhelming depiction of comfort and love in his scenes.
Check out this amazing Sculpture artist that I was introduced to by my friend Chas. Love it!