Bonnard, Pierre

France, (1867-1947)


  • Pierre Bonnard - le Cochon
  • le Cochon

  • [The Pig]
  • (c. 1904), lithograph
  • from: Jules Renard, Histoires Naturelles
    (Paris: Hemmerlé, Petit & Co. for Ernest Flammario, 1904)
  • Editor’s Note:

    Pierre Bonnard was a personal friend of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

    Both artists were featured in Jules Renard‘s 1904 edition of Histoires Naturelles (Paris: Hemmerlé, Petit & Co. for Ernest Flammario, 1904).

  • Pierre Bonnard - Sketches of Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Rooster
  • Sketches of Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Rooster

  • studies for Renard’s Histoires Naturelles
  • (c.1904) brush and black ink, on cream wove paper
  • 17.7 X 12.6 in. (45 X 32 cm.)
  • Art Institute of Chicago

About the Artist

Pierre Bonnard, French, (1867-1947). In art school Pierre Bonnard formed friendships that would later develop into the core of the Les Nabis’ art movement (1891-1899) – Ker Xavier Roussel, Felix Vallotton, Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard. The Nabis were a group of Post-Impressionist artists and illustrators in Paris and became very influential in the field of graphic art.

Bonnard’s individual painting style developed under a strong influence of Japanese prints and impressionism and was characterized by dazzling light and an enriched color palette. Nudes, landscapes and interior views were the common themes of much of Bonnard’s work. Most of these works can be described as personal, intimate and tranquil. He also designed furniture and textiles, screens and stage sets, made puppets for puppet shows and illustrated books.

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