If you like colour and I mean if you really like colour and all the chromatic possibilities it brings to the canvas and the way that it illuminates life, then you need to get yourself to Quebec City in time to see Pierre Bonnard, Radiant Colour at the Quebec National Museum of Fine Art, running from October 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017.
Bonnard, who lived from 1867 to 1947, was a co-founder of the Nabis, a master colourist who worked in oils, engraving and posters. The exhibition is designed to explore his statement: The object is not to paint life but to make painting come alive.
Bonnard was renowned for the originality of his compositions and his extraordinary sense of light. The show consists of roughly 40 paintings, 40 photos, 20 drawings, and prints of interior scenes, nudes, views of Paris and landscapes done in Normandy and the Cote d’Azure.