Course Description

Analyze the artistic contributions of Pierre Bonnard and his fellow members of les Nabis, including Edouard Vuillard, Felix Vallotton, Paul Serusier, Odilon Redon and Maurice Denis, among others. Influenced by Paul Gauguin and Japanese prints, the Nabis artists were active in the late nineteenth century and took their name from the Hebrew word for prophet. Bonnard's mature work often featured tight cropping, asymmetrical compositions, and unconventional lighting, resulting in a synthesis that gave equal importance to everything within the field of vision. Explore the work of Bonnard and his fellow Nabis artists and examine how their distinctive styles influenced modern art.

Course Outline

This exhibition will prepare you for an informed visit to the Kimbell Art Museum's exhibition Bonnard's Worlds (November 5, 2023 - January 28, 2024), but this course does not include a group visit to the Kimbell.



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