Monday, January 21, 2008

Mary Cassatt - American 1844-1926

Lilacs in a Window


La Lecteure
Pattern. Figure at edge.

Pierre Bonnard


He painted from memory aided by annotated sketches.
Unusual compositions and arbitrary colours.
Objects are often hidden in pattern.
He pinned canvas to the wall and worked on
more than one painting at a time.
Often the edges of the image contain the most detail,
and the centre of the composition is empty space.