Matthew Gale – editor
Bonnard preferred to work from memory, imaginatively capturing the spirit of a moment and expressing it through his unique handling of colour and unconventional choice of composition.
This book presents a variety of Bonnard’s landscapes and intimate domestic scenes which capture the passage of time. These works are the artist’s memories creatively reconstructed to convey a sense of sensuality or melancholy. As well as looking at his processes, his reliance on photography and his ability to work on different subjects side-by-side, this book relocates Bonnard in the turbulent history of his times.
This book reveals Bonnard’s transition from great colourist to Modernist master, and emphasises his place within the story of twentieth-century art.