BONNARD : DESIGNED BY INDIA MAHDAVI
NGV - MELBOURNE
The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria will unveil Pierre Bonnard, an exclusive world-premiere exhibition developed in partnership with Paris's Musée d’Orsay, presenting a much loved early 20th century artist in an immersive exhibition designed by award-winning architect and designer, India Mahdavi.
Bonjour Monsieur Bonnard...
How are you ?
I am very excited about our collaboration at the NGV —
I think that we share the same passion: colour —
I love your subjective perception of colour — the way you sublime the intimacy of everyday life — how you invite us into your home, to look through a bathroom door, or to look out through the window onto the Cannet sunset - how you manage to make tablecloths, china and dishes float in colour under the sun—
This encounter at the NGV enables me to dive into your harmonies, into your geometrical and flower patterns, into your world — a pure sensation of colour — and to make it mine just this one time —
So I see this opportunity more as a conversation than a celebration —
And as you say: "it’s not about painting life, it's about bringing life into the painting"
Images © Lillie Thompson