IIntimism or Intimisme - The intimate domestic interior scenes painted by Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947) and Edouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940) from the 1890s on. Their styles were different but owed much to their coloring and their move away from the naturalism of the Nabis. Intimism is the English spelling; Intimisme the French spelling.

Examples:

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947), Dining Room in the Country, 1913, oil on canvas, 64 3/4 x 81 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPierre Bonnard, Coffee, 1915, oil on canvas, 73.0 x 106.4 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre Bonnard, The Bowl of Milk, c. 1919, oil on canvas, 116.2 x 121.0 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Pierre Bonnard, Before Dinner, 1924, oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 42 inches (90.2 x 106.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPierre Bonnard, The Red Blouse, 1925, oil on canvas, 50 x 52 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre Bonnard, The Table, 1925, oil on canvas, 102.9 x 74.3 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPierre Bonnard, Dining Room Overlooking the Garden (The Breakfast Room), 1930-31, oil on canvas, 62 7/8 x 44 7/8 inches (159.6 x 113.8 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre Bonnard, Nude at Her Bath, 1931, oil on canvas, 120 x 110 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris. See nude.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPierre Bonnard, The Bathroom, 1932, oil on canvas, 47 5/8 x 46 1/2 inches (121 x 118.2 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre Bonnard, Back of a Nude at Her Bath, 1934, oil on canvas, 107.3 x 74 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPierre Bonnard, Self-Portrait in the Bathroom Mirror, 1939-1945, oil on canvas, 73 x 51 cm, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris. See self-portrait.

 

 

 

Pierre Bonnard, The Terrace at Vernonnet, 1939, oil on canvas, 58 1/4 x 76 3/4 inches (148 x 194.9 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEdouard Vuillard (born Jean Edouard Vuillard) (French, 1868-1940), Les coulisses du Théâtre de l'Oeuvre, about 1894, oil on panel, 18 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightEdouard Vuillard, Interior with Hanging Lamp (Interior with Ceiling Lamp), 1899, color lithograph on paper, 13 3/4 x 11 inches, Roger-Marx number 35 III, Plate IV, one of ten color lithographs exhibited from "Landscapes and Interiors (Paysages et Interieurs)", a portfolio of twelve lithographs published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1899, Museum of Modern Art, NY. This work was exhibited in the influential Armory Show of 1913.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEdouard Vuillard, L'Entrée de la Villa, 1903, oil on canvas, 77.5 x 58.5 cm, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightEdouard Vuillard, Place St. Augustin, 1912-1913, gouache on brown paper, 60 x 76 1/2 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

Also see French art.

 

 

 

 

 

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