• The Palm, 1926.

    The Palm, 1926.

    Pierre Bonnard

    Denver Art Museum
    100 West 14th Avenue Pkwy
    March 1–May 25, 2003

    The Phillips Collection
    1600 21st Street NW
    September 22, 2002–January 19, 2003

    Curated by Elizabeth Hutton Turner

    The stated aim of this show is to reconcile the early work of Pierre Bonnard, Parisian painter, designer, and illustrator of the 1890s, with the late work—the interiors, landscapes, and figures painted chiefly in the south of France from the ’30s to his death in 1947. But surely this artificial division has long been healed? Nevertheless, by examining all the media in which the artist worked, the exhibition, selected by senior curator Elizabeth Hutton Turner, attempts to uncover yet further consistencies of means and themes in the “two” Bonnards—poet of the boulevards and recluse of the Riviera.