Current Location:
GVSU -> Print and Drawing Cabinet
Location Notes:
PDC-I 04

Les Chiens (The Dogs)

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.75.38
Artist:
Pierre Bonnard
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Gicleé
Date:
2011
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15 in Width: 11 in
Description:
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.
Historical Context:
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.