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The C C Land Exhibition Pierre Bonnard The Colour of Memory

Pierre Bonnard, ‘Nude in the Bath’ 1925
Pierre Bonnard, Nude in the Bath 1925. Tate

Rediscover this master of colour and composition at Tate Modern

This is the first major exhibition of Pierre Bonnard’s work in the UK since the much-loved show at Tate 20 years ago. It will allow new generations to discover Bonnard’s unconventional use of colour, while surprising those who think they already know him.

Born 1867, Bonnard was, with Henri Matisse, one of the greatest colourists of the early 20th century. He preferred to work from memory, imaginatively capturing the spirit of a moment and expressing it through his unique handling of colour and innovative sense of composition.

The exhibition concentrates on Bonnard’s work from 1912, when colour became a dominant concern, until his death in 1947. It presents landscapes and intimate domestic scenes which capture moments in time – where someone has just left the room, a meal has just finished, a moment lost in the view from the window, or a stolen look at a partner.

Organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen and Kunstforum Wien.

Tate Modern

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

London SE1 9TG
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23 January – 6 May 2019


£18 / FREE for Members

Concession £17

Family child 12–18 years £5

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

Are you aged 16–25? Register for Tate Collective and get tickets for only £5

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