Pierre Bonnard The Window 1925

Artwork details

Artist
Pierre Bonnard 1867–1947
Title
The Window
La Fenêtre
Date 1925
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1086 x 886 mm
frame: 1283 x 1094 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill through the Contemporary Art Society 1930
Reference
N04494
Not on display

Display caption

In this work, Bonnard unites interior and exterior in the strong sunlight of the South of France. It was made in a rented apartment at Le Cannet, the town which the artist’s wife Marthe is seen surveying from the balcony. The sensuality and warmth of the south entranced Bonnard, but in his paintings he habitually framed the landscape with windows or doorways, as if submitting the abundance of nature to human control.

December 2007

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