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Andr� Ostier, Pierre Bonnard, 1941, silver gelatin photograph (Detail)
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Pierre BONNARD | Self-portrait [Portrait du peintre par lui-même]
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Pierre BONNARD
France 1867 – 1947
Self-portrait
[Portrait du peintre par lui-même]
1945
oil on canvas
56.0 (h) x 46.0 (w) cm
Foundation Bemberg, Toulouse
Answer the following questions:
  1. What geometric shapes does Bonnard use to structure this painting?
  2. How do you think the artist was feeling when he painted this self portrait?
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