French artist and printmaker Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947) was one of the founding members of Les Nabis. Les Nabis were a group of avant-garde Post Impressionists who distorted colour and composition to decorative effect. Bonnard was interested in unusual and unexpected angles and aerial perspectives – greatly influenced by Japanese prints. It is this which links him with Vuillard and theContinue reading “Art I LOVE – Pierre Bonnard”
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‘Happy Birthday Paul Cezanne!)
Today is the birthday of Paul Cezanne the French Post impressionist (1839 – 1906). Cezanne, son of a banker in Province, he came to fame relatively late in life He studied law before entering his father’s bank (1859 -61) but left to study art in Paris at Académie Suisse, where he met Pissarro, Monet and manyContinue reading “‘Happy Birthday Paul Cezanne!)”
Happy Birthday Paul Gauguin! Sail Away!
It’s French artist Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin’s birthday today! Born in 1848 he would be ….well OLD if he was still alive. His style is Post Impressionist. His bold use of colour was influenced by folk art and Japanese prints and veers towards Cloisonnism (A form of encasing colour, used in enamelling). In some paintings,Continue reading “Happy Birthday Paul Gauguin! Sail Away!”