Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947)
oil on fabric, Framed: 92 x 89.8 x 7.6 cm (36 3/16 x 35 5/16 x 3 in.); Unframed: 69.2 x 66.2 cm (27 3/16 x 26 1/16 in.). Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1958.17
Bonnard probably painted this scene depicting a road on the way to Nantes, a port city on France's Atlantic coast, while touring Brittany by car in the summer of 1929. Bonnard was a founding member of the Nabis (Hebrew for prophets), a group of artists who formed in Paris during the 1890s. Inspired by Paul Gauguin, they emphasized inventive, decorative design and color liberated from natural appearances.
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