Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

I really enjoyed the Pierre Bonnard show at the Legion of Honor. Not being as familiar with his work as with that of the Big Name Impressionists widely received as rock stars in the 20th and 21st Century art cannons is really a blessing in this case, because it meant I could actually see the paintings. Whereas when I go look at Monet or Renoir, personally I find it a huge struggle to see past all the million mouse pads and coffee mugs and hotel room framed prints featuring their work that we've all seen a billion times and actually look at the pictures as pictures.

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