Exhibition at the Bonnard Museum until October 3rd, 2021, 16 Sadi Carnot boulevard, 06110 Le Cannet, daily open (10am - 8pm), phone : 04.93.94.06.06, ticket full price : 5€.
The Bonnard Museum proposes an exhibition dealing with the meaning of self portrait. This art style borns at the end of the 14th and rises itself with the mirors helping transleting the social condition changing of the artists from workers to famous men protected and receiving money by riche people. The German Dürer and the Dutch Rembrandt were the first making their self portraits inside their own painting studio holdind brushes. Women do the same like the French painter Vigee Lebrun in the 18th century but everything will change during the 19th century. The birth of photography will have many consequences on pictures making. The pictures show us reality not a reality created by the artist. Spontaneus will become the goal of the artists painting self portraits like a kind of introspection showing their own feelings like Otto Dix, Pablo Picasso or Pierre Bonnard do. The Pierre Bonnard self portraits highlight the painter way of doing and his evolution but also his sensibility.