• “Pierre Bonnard: The Late Paintings”

    The Phillips Collection

    Pierre Bonnard is an anomaly, a Modern artist from the classical period of Modernism who neither initiated nor participated in such movements as Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, or Surrealism. His absence from the roll calls of the avant-garde has long been held against him, particularly in America, where membership in a movement is as eagerly sought and as highly prized as election to the Académie in 19th-century France. Bonnard has paid for his individualism; today, he is one of the most underrated artists of the 20th century. This exhibition covered Bonnard’s career from 1900 (he was 33 when

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