Pierre Bonnard is one of the most beloved painters of the 20th century, celebrated for his use of colour to convey an exquisite sense of emotion. His close friend Henri Matisse declared that Bonnard was ‘a great painter, for today and definitely also for the future’. Opening in June 2023, the blockbuster Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Pierre Bonnard presents the iridescent paintings of Bonnard within immersive scenography by Paris-based designer India Mahdavi.
Exhibition organised by The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in partnership with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Pierre Bonnard The studio with mimosa (L’Atelier au mimosa) 1939–46 oil on canvas 127.5 × 127.5 cm Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle Purchased from Charles Terrasse, 1979 (AM 1978 732) Photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Bertrand Prévost