Monday, April 21, 2008

Pierre Bonnard "The Open Window"

Another painting by Pierre Bonnard in the Phillips Collection in Washington DC that artist Jay Rolfe liked is "The Open Window" painted in 1921. It is as much an interior as a landscape, so it wasn't included with the three large landscapes. It is a subject Henri Matisse often painted, an open window and the inside and outside of it. It also has many patterns in the interior in the style of Matisse. The color palette is a little different from Matisse. Still, it's a beautiful painting, and our photo of the day for today.

Artist Jay Rolfe has a special respect for Pierre Bonnard because Bonnard, like Jay Rolfe, Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Cezanne, gave up law to pursue art.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at

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