Pierre Bonnard: Dining Room in the Country (1913)

Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947), Grande salle à manger dans le jardin (1913), oil on canvas, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Image Source: wikimedia

“In 1912, Pierre Bonnard bought a country house called Ma Roulotte (“My Caravan”) at Vernonnet, a small town on the Seine. This painting shows the dining room there, with cats perching on the chairs and Marthe de Méligny, the artist’s wife, leaning on the windowsill. Bonnard, who considered himself “the last of the Impressionists,” emphasized the expressive qualities of bright colors and loose brushstrokes in this picture. He united the interior with the exterior through the open window and door, and linked the forms by bathing them in related hues. Unlike the Impressionists, however, Bonnard painted entirely from memory. And like the Symbolists, he wanted his works to reflect his subjective response to the subject.”

Minneapolis Institute of Art

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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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21 Comments Add yours

  1. ❤️❤️❤️🎨


  2. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    Wonderful Bonnard- most gentle impressionist.

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  3. Good morning. I loved the painting and loved the short video that accompanied it. Learning about these artists is so interesting. Thank you for providing such wonderful sources. 🙂 Have a great day!

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    1. Good morning, Sheila! I am happy you enjoyed this. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! 🙂🌺


  4. macalder02 says:

    As always, the great works of the masters of painting, within reach of our eyes with your well-crafted articles. Good weekend.
    Manuel Angel

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    1. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. 🙂🌺

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      1. macalder02 says:

        You are welcome.

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  5. Natha says:

    Ce tableau est un de mes préférés

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    1. I am happy you enjoy this, too, Natha. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂🌺

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  6. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping me learn more about the art space.

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    1. I am happy you enjoy this, Jennifer. Thanks for joining me on my own learning journey. 🙂🌺

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  7. I want to live in this painting!

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  8. An unusual composition.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Vivienne. 🙂


  9. One of my favorite paintings by one of my favorite painters. Always a delight to see it.

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    1. I am all about the color on this one, too. (seems to be a theme here….lol) 🙂🌺

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