Friday, January 30, 2009

Depicting food

The New York Times is running a review, and supplementary slide show, about the artist Pierre Bonnard titled: Bonnard Late in Life, Searching for the Light.

Many of the paintings in the slide show depicted meals: a table, food, someone eating; they have words in the titles like Dinner or Breakfast. The reviewer discussed all the pictures with regard to their composition and color. I find the choice of food as a repeated subject (at least in this selection) to be quite interesting.

2 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love Bonnard. It may be that the palettes pleased him in terms of the variety of food depictions.

laura Schenone said...

I've been thinking about Bonnard's food paintings, too. He is a tonic in the fast paced world we live in. There's so many undefined areas around his plates of food and tables--he leaves room for us to enter. Love his work.