Pierre Bonnard’s painting, L’Atelier Au Mimosa, was created in 1939 after he settled in Le Cannet on the Côte d’Azur. The painting displays his intimate workshop while giving an impression of space despite its small size. Bonnard was a member of the Symbolist group of painters and created the artwork in the Intimism style. He was not interested in obscure subject matter but focused on capturing everyday life through his art.
Bonnard discovered Le Cannet in 1922 and spent every winter there with his wife, Marthe Bonnard, who unfortunately passed away in 1942. After her death, Pierre lived alone at their villa during World War II and lost close friends due to the war. The painting technique used for L’Atelier au mimosa has been analyzed through a lecture.