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Tate Modern – Pierre Bonnard: The Colour of Memory

Exhibition Dates: 23 January – 6 May 2019

Rediscover this master of colour and composition at Tate Modern.

This is the first major exhibition of Pierre Bonnard’s work in the UK since the much-loved show at Tate 20 years ago. It will allow new generations to discover Bonnard’s unconventional use of colour, while surprising those who think they already know him.

Born 1867, Bonnard was, with Henri Matisse, one of the greatest colourists of the early 20th century. He preferred to work from memory, imaginatively capturing the spirit of a moment and expressing it through his unique handling of colour and innovative sense of composition.

The exhibition concentrates on Bonnard’s work from 1912, when colour became a dominant concern, until his death in 1947. It presents landscapes and intimate domestic scenes which capture moments in time – where someone has just left the room, a meal has just finished, a moment lost in the view from the window or a stolen look at a partner.

Organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen and Kunstforum Wien.

Image credit: Pierre Bonnard Coffee 1915 Tate 


23 January – 6 May 2019
Sunday – Thursday 10.00–18.00
Friday – Saturday 10.00–22.00

Closed 24 – 26 December.

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.


Adult: £18

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Phone Number

020 7887 8888

Posted on April 03 2019

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