Feb 10, 2020

Deer in the Undergrowth

Deer in the Undergrowth

c. 1908

Pierre Bonnard

(French, 1867-1947)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 76 x 105 cm (29 15/16 x 41 5/16 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.101


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In the words of Bonnard, "Represent nature when it is beautiful. Everything has its moments of beauty. Beauty is the satisfaction of sight."


Bonnard’s love for vibrant colors is evident in this autumnal landscape. The leaves done in strokes of scarlet, orange, and gold blend together as if the tree branches were aflame. The warmth is complemented by cool greens and blues in the forest undergrowth. The artist, who often painted from memory, included two small deer that emphasize the height of the trees.

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