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The Basket of Fruit

Artist
Pierre Bonnard, French, 1867–1947
Date
1922
Material
Oil on canvas
Made in
Western Europe, France, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
19 7/16 x 13 1/2 in. (49.4 x 34.3 cm)
framed: 29 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (75.6 x 59.1 x 10.5 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Weil
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
581:1958
NOTES
Pierre Bonnard represents a basket of apples and pears within a geometrical framework created by the diagonals, horizontals, and verticals of a table top. Bonnard wrestled with the complexities of white as a color throughout his career; here, the nuanced pale tones of the wall and tablecloth serve as a counterpoint to the brighter color accents of the fruit. Bonnard was a founding member of the Nabis group of painters who emphasized the importance of decorative pattern making in their compositions.
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