La Cote D’azur (c. 1923) by Pierre Bonnard

La Cote D'azur - Pierre Bonnard - c. 1923

Artwork Information

TitleLa Cote D'azur
ArtistPierre Bonnard
Datec. 1923
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions79 x 76 cm
Current LocationThe Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

About La Cote D'azur

Pierre Bonnard was a French painter and founding member of the Post-Impressionist group Les Nabis. He was known for his decorative paintings and bold use of color. One of his famous paintings is The Cote D’azur, created around 1923 using oil on canvas.

The painting depicts the beautiful scenery of Le Cannet on the Côte d’Azur, where Bonnard lived at that time.The painting captures the warm light of Southern France which illuminates in a broad way as it touches both land and sea. The Cote D’azur painting measures 79 x 77.1 cm in dimension.

Currently, it is held at Philips Collection, Washington, DC in the United States. This artwork was acquired by France’s state department in 1922 and attributed to be part of Musée du Luxembourg’s collection in 1923.

Bonnard’s love for vivid coloration springs out from this piece like no other he has composed before; everything looks cheerful under vibrant daylight with the seaside view being accentuated with shade and intense spots emanating joyfulness. As viewers gaze on its picturesque landscape painted into rich hues, they are transformed into another dimension where they can imagine themselves being right there at that moment enjoying summer life along French coastline.

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