Pierre Bonnard: Flowers in a Stoneware Pot (c1939)

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) Fleurs dans un pot de grès ou Intérieur, fleurs des champs signed ‘Bonnard’ (lower right), oil on canvas, 31 ¾ x 16 ¼ in. (80.6 x 41.3 cm.) Painted in Le Cannet, circa 1939, Image Source: Christie’s

“This rustic, variegated bouquet may have been placed either in the spacious dining room on the ground floor at Le Bosquet or in the intimate sitting area upstairs where Bonnard and Marthe took their breakfast and lunch each day. As always, however, Bonnard would have painted the composition in his studio, overt description giving way to incipient abstraction. “Paintings begun in the memory of a visual experience were transformed through color into a rich, immensely varied surface made up of a tapestry of brushstrokes, glazes, scumbles, impasto, highlights, and pentimenti,” Nicholas Watkins has written. “Objects were not so much painted as felt into shape within the surface over a long period. ‘The principal subject is the surface,’ Bonnard maintained, ‘which has its color, its laws over and above those of objects. It’s not a matter of painting life, it’s a matter of giving life to painting’” (Bonnard, London, 1994, p. 171).”


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Bonnard, Pierre, Colta Feller Ives, Helen Emery Giambruni, and Sasha M. Newman. 1989. Pierre Bonnard, the graphic art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15324coll10/id/92079 , (accessed 8 Nov 2018).

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. “It’s not a matter of painting life, it’s a matter of giving life to painting.” Wow 🙂 I like that, and even though I don’t paint (well, except my walls, occasionally), I understand it 🙂

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    1. That really resonates with me, also, Patti. Thanks for sharing your thoughts this morning. 🙂🌺

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      1. My pleasure 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing such beautiful works of art! It is always such a lovely way to start my day 🙂🙏

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  2. Bonnard liked these tall format paintings, and the way he uses the format is always a bit surprising and distinctive.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Aletha. 🙂🌺

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      1. Thank you for sharing Bonnard’s beautiful painting and thanks to Bonnard for painting those flowers!

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      2. You are most welcome, Aletha. I am so pleased you enjoy his paintings, too. Bonnard is a master, indeed! 😎

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  3. Bridgette says:

    I’d love to see the texture of this one in person. Stunning.

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    1. Oh yes – I would LOVE to see it, too! 🙂

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. Beautiful. Anita

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  5. This is beautiful! I love the rich colors. 🙂

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    1. I get a little jolt of happiness when I look at this one! 😎🌺

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