Pierre Bonnard at Musee d’Orsay

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The plum, taupe, violet, and lime green walls at Musée d’Orsay are perfect backdrops to the light- and color-filled paintings in the current Pierre Bonnard retrospective, “Pierre Bonnard, Painting Arcadia“, on view until July 19.

Paintings, prints and photographs trace Bonnard’s inspirations (Gauguin and Japanese prints among them) over 60 years.

The show contains some of his most successful work, including patterned and sunlit interiors, gardens populated with friends and family members, portraits, nudes, street scenes, and still lives.

An exquisite show, rich in color, atmosphere, and humor.

Tickets are on sale through the museum website (though they can’t be picked up at the museum) and at the museum.

See a short video of the show here.