Pierre Bonnard - Marthe in the dining room 1933. Color in his late painting transcends descriptive content; it moves well away from the local color of a Cézanne still life, for example. In the late masterpieces, color becomes the subject, the vehicle of light, and the means by which we enter the paintings with our eyes. Using hot and cold hues, Bonnard guides the eye, very deliberately, on an adventure through the positive and negative spaces of his complex canvases.
Pierre Bonnard - Flowers in a vase. Bonnard, French painter and printmaker, member of the group of artists called the Nabis and afterward a leader of the Intimists; is generally regarded as one of the greatest colourists of modern art.