Associate curator Dita Amory presents a discussion of the radiant late interiors and still lifes of Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947) that were on view at the Met from January 27 through April 19, 2009. Compelling metaphors for a range of sensations, the late paintings have a disquieting effect. It is these luminous late interiors that define Bonnard's modernism, and that have prompted a reappraisal of his contribution to the history of twentieth-century art.
Dita Amory, associate curator, Lehman Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hear Columbia University poet Richard Howard read poems related to the work of Pierre Bonnard:
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