Pierre Bonnard, Dans le Cabinet de toilette (In the Bathroom), 1907, oil on board, Tate Gallery, London
A form of painting notably developed by Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard in which scenes of daily family life are caught with a quiet by lyrical intimacy. Their brushwork broadly follows the Impressionists, though Vuillard and his brother-in-law Ker-Xavier Roussel used a muted range of tones. In the work of other turn-of-the-century artists such as Edmond François Aman-Jean and Paul Albert Besnard, Intimiste studies are mixed with an element of Symbolist mystery. In England, similar intimate interiors were painted by Walter Richard Sickert and Philip Wilson Seer.
Afternoon in the Garden
Pierre Bonnard - 1891
Bernardino Luini, detail of The Virgin, holding the baby Jesus, Louvre, Paris
What an artist is trying to do for people is to bring them closer to something, because art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced Björk, a massive retrospective dedicated to the Icelandic singer and global musical icon. MOMA Curator at Large Klaus Biesenbach spearheaded the project, which will feature elements from Björk’s twenty year solo career, including costumes, instruments, and performances. Biesenbach said in a press release that “Björk is an extraordinarily innovative artist whose contributions to contemporary music, video, film, fashion, and art have had a major impact on her generation worldwide.”
(via MOMA To Host Björk Retrospective : Björk Opens March 2015 | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)
Salvador Dalí, The Persistance of Memory, 1931, Museum of Modern Art, NYC