Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Intensity of Bonnard


@anjabee on Twitter reminded me of how much I love Bonnard. I haven't looked at his work very much in the last few years but clearly it's time to revisit him. The way objects and patterns in his work seem to intertwine, wavering between post-impressionism and Matisse, whom I also love a lot. The way objects seem to be vibrating in an electromagnetic field—well almost precisely, since he's one of those guys for whom there is no black...the warm inward stillness of the paintings' femininity.

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