Bonnard’s Vibrant Worlds Unveiled at Kimbell Art Museum

Bonnard’s Vibrant Worlds Unveiled at Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum presents “Bonnard’s Worlds,” showcasing Pierre Bonnard’s vibrant paintings that bridge impressionism and post-impressionism, capturing vivid moments with unique perspectives, according to an NBCDFW article. They say, 


“Step into the vibrant and captivating worlds of Pierre Bonnard at the Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibition “Bonnard’s Worlds.” This dedicated showcase celebrates the remarkable talent of the renowned French painter, whose works have left an indelible mark on 20th-century art.


Pierre Bonnard, a key figure in bridging the gap between impressionism and post-impressionism, captured moments with a unique perspective that resonates even today. With his masterful use of color and light, he brought life to the scenes of Paris, Normandy, and the South of France and infused them with an undeniable sense of vitality.”


The exhibition stems from the acquisition of “Landscape at Le Cannet” in 2018, inspiring curator George Shackelford to celebrate Bonnard’s often overlooked talent, according to a Dallas Morning News article. They report,


“The seed of the present exhibition was planted when the Kimbell acquired Landscape at Le Cannet (1928) in 2018. This grandly panoramic, 9-foot-wide painting inspired curator George Shackelford, the Kimbell’s deputy director, to put together a show celebrating Bonnard, whose talents have often been overshadowed by more ostentatious artists like Picasso or Matisse.


Shackelford has organized the exhibition not by chronology or geography but by the different spaces, or “worlds,” that Bonnard evoked on canvas. Each gallery in the exhibition is devoted to a particular kind of space, beginning with the most public (the landscapes of Paris, Normandy and the French Riviera) and ending with the most private (bedrooms, bathrooms and self-portraits).”


“Bonnard’s Worlds” will exclusively exhibit in Fort Worth and Washington, D.C., at the Phillips Collection. The Kimbell’s prowess in modern art extends beyond Old Masters, making it a worthwhile visit. The exhibition runs until Jan. 28 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth