Pierre Bonnard Notecard Folio
Ten 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with envelopes in a decorative folio.
Printed on recycled paper.
Published with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Pierre Bonnard painted what he found enjoyable—the comforts of the middle class, the intimacy of the kitchen, pets, children, pretty women, flowering fruit trees, bountiful tables, luxuriant gardens—and his art evokes pure happiness with its vibrant colors. There is formal pressure in Bonnard’s paintings as well: of shape against shape, of light against dark; the edges of his canvases compress and give life to their surfaces. Bonnard (French, 1867–1947) once said, “The best things in museums are the windows,” and his images are often framed as if seen through a window—an effect that is emphasized by their explosive light and color, as if the summer sun is in the painted landscape and we see it from a cool, shadowed room.
“Color represents a logic that is just as unrelenting as the logic of form. One must never let go before having managed to set down one’s first impressions.”
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Woman with Cat, or The Demanding Cat, ca. 1912
The Checkered Blouse, 1892