Pierre Bonnard: The Old Master of Modern Art?
Thu 5th Mar 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
From his radical youth in the vibrant world of avant-garde 1890s Paris, to his death in rural Southern France in 1947, Pierre Bonnard moved from modern and urban subjects to the limited and domestic. Despite the glorious, atmospheric colour and shimmering decorative effect of his paintings, Bonnard was often dismissed by the avant-garde during his lifetime and by art historians after his death. More recent scholarship has revised this assessment, and this talk takes a close look at the artist’s work and changing reputation.
The Lecturer: Linda Smith
Linda holds two first-class degrees in Art History. She is an experienced lecturer and guide, especially at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. She has lectured to a wide variety of audiences in different venues, including school and university students, and independent arts societies, both in the UK and overseas.