Art Term


Intimism is a French term applied to paintings and drawings of quiet domestic scenes

Gwen John
Young Woman Holding a Black Cat (c.1920–5)

Although originally applied to the work of of Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard it has since been applied widely to any painting of such subject matter. An outstanding example of an artist who works in this way is Gwen John.

Selected artists in the collection

Selected artworks in the collection