Tate Modern Exhibition

The C C Land Exhibition Pierre Bonnard The Colour of Memory

Pierre Bonnard Le Jardin 1936  Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris, France).

Exquisite colour on canvas from the artist who captured moments in time

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.

Pierre Bonnard, ‘Nude in the Bath’ 1925
Pierre Bonnard
Nude in the Bath 1925
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Pierre Bonnard, ‘Coffee’ 1915
Pierre Bonnard
Coffee 1915
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Pierre Bonnard Stairs in the Artist's Garden 1942-4 National Gallery of Art (Washington, USA)

Pierre Bonnard Stairs in the Artist's Garden 1942-4 National Gallery of Art (Washington, USA)

Pierre Bonnard Nude in an Interior 1935 circa National Gallery of Art (Washington, USA)

Pierre Bonnard Nude in an Interior 1935 circa National Gallery of Art (Washington, USA)

Pierre Bonnard, ‘The Bowl of Milk’ c.1919
Pierre Bonnard
The Bowl of Milk c.1919
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23 January – 6 May 2019

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