Les Chiens (The Dogs)
Height: 15 in
Width: 11 in
Carriage at top. Dogs playing in a field at bottom. Black and white. Published in "L'Escarmouche," December 10, 1893. Matted in silk and gold. Adhered to silk mat. Original 2008.487.200.
Pierre Bonnard was a French painter, printmaker and a founding member of Les Nabis, a group of young artists committed to creating work of symbolic and spiritual nature. Bonnard is known for his intense use of color, especially in areas of small brush marks and close values. His often complex compositions, typically of sunlit interiors of rooms and gardens populated with friends and family members, are both narrative and autobiographical.