Bonnard: Le Cannet, une evidence/Le Cannet in the Limelight

Bonnard: Le Cannet, une evidence/Le Cannet in the Limelight

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Veronique Serrano. Musee Bonnard, Le Cannet, 2020. Published by Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo.

168 pp. 40 col. ills. 27 x 19 cm. Bilingual in English and French. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788836645824

For Bonnard the landscapes of Le Cannet and the light of midday were inexhaustible sources of inspiration. It was during his life period in Le Cannet, which lasted almost 22 years, that he painted his most inspired pictures, those which specialists agree are his most beautiful works. Bonnard will produce more than three hundred works at Le Cannet, some of them intimate, inspired by his private universe. Le Bosquet (“the grove”) will be the subject of many compositions: in this pink house Bonnard paints and repaints every corner – the dining room, the small living room, the very famous bathroom. Some are part of the standards of his painting, world famous works: Nude in the Bath, 1936-1938, Nude before a Mirror, around 1934, Getting out of the Bath, around 1926-1930. Then another part of his work, the landscapes. View of Le Cannet with Red Roofs, Stormy Sky over Cannes..., the surrounding landscape deeply affects Bonnard in the same way as the Sainte-Victoire for Cezanne or Giverny for Monet, as a significant territory. It is this story of bond and identity between Bonnard and Le Cannet that gives its deep legitimacy to the museum dedicated to him.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Italy -- 1900-1945 -- Painting --

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