Moving back to Impressionist style, he painted the countryside around Éragny, and views of the cities of London and Paris.
In 1885-86, he decided to become a Neo-Impressionist, but after 3 years of painting some of the finest Divisionist paintings, he faced a difficult decision.
In this period, his paintings moved away from Impressionism and simple landscapes, as he slowly became ‘pointillist’ and incorporated more figures.
From Conté crayons to oil pastels, stick media have many advantages and are rightly popular today. Here are examples by Millet, Seurat, Redon, Schiele, Bonnard, and others.
With a binder of gum arabic, watercolours came into use in the Renaissance, and have steadily increased in popularity.
Why do Canaletto’s gondolas not have shadows? Where did Cézanne get his shadows wrong, and why, and what colour are shadows really?
They start moving to Le Cannet, on the Mediterranean coast, and marry at last. He returns to painting intimate scenes of Marthe, notably of her in the bath.
He ran off to Rome with another lover, leaving Marthe in the south of France. More fine paintings – including one of his best.
With the end of the war, his output increased significantly. A close look at the Tate’s ‘Bowl of Milk’, and Bonnard’s continuing independence.
His paintings gain light and vibrant colour from time at Saint Tropez, and he paints a huge triptych showing the Mediterranean: one of the major paintings of the 20th century.