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Pierre Bonnard, Dining Room in the Country

<em>Pierre Bonnard, <em>Dining Room in the Country,</em>

October 7, 2015 - June 19, 2016
Gallery 209

Above: Pierre Bonnard, Dining Room in the Country, 1913, oil on canvas, Lent by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The John R. Van Derlip Fund. Image © Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

An extraordinary loan from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, this work represents Pierre Bonnard's dining room, along with his wife and cats, at his country house in Vernonnet, a small town outside of Paris on the Seine River. Rather than painting from life, Bonnard created the work entirely from memory, foregrounding his subjective responses over an optical experience of the interior and landscape.

Video: Matthias Waschek: Pierre Bonnard's 'Dining Room In The Country'

Video from Master Series Third Thursday
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6pm

Explore Bonnard's enigmatic and delightful country scene through this exciting loan.

Speaker: Worcester Art Museum Director Matthias Waschek

Filmed by WGBH Forum Network.