Thursday 21st March 2019
Bonnard is one of the most popular modern artists, and Julian will explain this popularity by looking at his life and work. He started out in Paris producing lithographs influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec,
before moving onto paintings in oil and distemper of Paris and its people in which he combines colour, decoration and observation to great effect. In 1926 he moved to Le Cannet in the South of France and began painting the colourful landscapes of Provence. Sunlight floods his landscapes and interiors and it is not an exaggeration to say that we still see the South of France through his eyes.
A welcome return for Julian Halsby, following his excellent Study Day in 2017 on Artists in Venice. He studied History of Art at Cambridge and was Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at Croydon College of Art. He has published several books on various artists and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and The Critics Circle. A practicing artist, he was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1994 and appointed Keeper in 2010.