Tate Modern have curated a visual and factual sensation of Bonnard’s seemingly gigantic portfolio. Whether you like to follow the advised numbering, pop a headset on or straddle a bench – there is something for everyone.
We recommend a good ogling, matched with a slow ‘looking pace’, to absorb the bold and immersive colours. Exhibited alongside the paintings are earlier drawings, almost memorabilia from which main ideas and vital shapes were born.
Bonnard’s palette employs a sense of intimacy surrounded by a larger impactful scenery, especially in the paintings portraying domestic life.
Marthe de Méligny was Bonnard’s constant model, mostly in the nude bathing. Bonnard portrayed her with a youthful body, even in her elderly years. The intimate scenes between the two of them, separating subject from painter, were mostly depicted in bathrooms. Alongside clear conversation (or lack of) radiates feeling to the viewer.
Being in the digital age fragmented ideation is seemingly everywhere. The poignant message Bonnard leaves us with is a passion for classical quality within a whole idea; this ideology we share here at Drummonds. The exhibition filled a timeline of prestige artistic moulding with which our products and history concur. The exhibition is on till Monday, 6th May.
A dedication of a whole afternoon is encouraged.