Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia - the exhibition catalogue from Musée D'Orsay available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

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'a comprehensive view of the artist’s legacy built over his long and distinguished career. It’s an excellent opportunity to see the best of Bonnard' - Culture Vulture

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia


This handsome and richly illustrated volume examines the genius of Pierre Bonnard, whose work bridged both Impressionism and modernism. The exhibition catalogue was published to accompany a show at the Musée D'Orsay in Paris, the Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid and at the Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco in 2015/2016. 

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia shows how the artist's work evolved radically over the course of his career and includes reproductions of the murals and tapestries that Bonnard created with the Nabis; his lush interiors and depictions of his wife, Marthe; his extraordinary use of rich colour, brush strokes, and perspective; and his contemplative portraits.

  • Author: Guy Cogeval, President of The Musée D'Orsay, Paris
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Date published: February 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791355245
  • Product Dimensions: 31.2 x 25.4 x 3.3 cm

'An exhibition at the Musee D'Orsay takes another look at the misunderstood master through rarely seen paintings, ambitious decorations - even home movies' - Wall Street Journal

'a comprehensive view of the artist’s legacy built over his long and distinguished career. It’s an excellent opportunity to see the best of Bonnard' - Culture Vulture

'"Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia," despite the blissful-sounding title, offers depth, innovation and challenging works beyond the pastoral' - Mercury News