Bonnard Museum presents a new exhibition on the scope symbolic, even iconic nude in the history of art from 1880 to 1950, through works by Gauguin to Bonnard.
Symbolic of the female nudeSince the birth of easel painting, the story of live of Eve did inspired painters as Paul Rubens, Michel Ange, Bosch and Breughel. In the 20th century, the image of the woman appears as symbolic of the female nude.
The first woman in the universe of an artist, was Eve in the representation of the female nude. Gauguin with the idea of his exotic nude has artists shown this representation of nudity.
The exhibition The nude, from Gauguin to Bonnard features nearly 70 works. Artwork from symbolists, nabis, fauves, cubists and surrealists. Gauguin, Bonnard, Rodin, Sérusier, Denis, Redon, Matisse, Dufy, Picasso, Rousseau, Arp, Giacometti and Chagall …
“I hope that my painting will be without cracking. I want to arrive before the young painters of the year 2000 with the wings of a butterfly”.
Pierre Bonnard, 1946
The only museum in the world dedicated entirely to the work of this prominent figure in the art of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Museum fits naturally in the heart of the town of Le Cannet, Cannes, which inspired Pierre Bonnard by its landscapes and its light of midday.
It was during this period, which lasts almost 22 years, that he painted his most beautiful works. It is this story link and identity between Blackwell and Le Cannet which gives its deep legitimacy at the Bonnard Museum.
The enrichment of the collections of Bonnard Museum is supported by a network of patrons in the first rank of which, the Meyer for the artistic and cultural development Foundation.
In 2012, three new works in Bonnard Museum: a beautiful gouache landscape of the Cannet, Nudes reflected in ice and a large lithograph by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, poster for La Revue Blanche.