Pierre Bonnard: “Colour of Memory” @Tate

It’s rare that an artist divides opinion amongst his colleagues – but Picasso and Matisse violently disagreed about the work of Pierre Bonnard. Picasso disapproved of Bonnard’s constant need to revise, saying “Painting…is a matter of seizing the power”. Matisse, however, appreciated the “full depth of Bonnard’s expression” and considered him one of the greatest painters of all time.

Come and make up your own mind in this private guided view of “Pierre Bonnard: Colour of Memory”, Bonnard’s show at Tate, with London Art Studies, on Friday 8th March at 9am.

The show has received 5 star reviews across the board (the Evening Standard called it “confounding, courageous and utterly captivating”), and it’s the first time in 20 years that an exhibition has been dedicated to his work.

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London Art Studies lecturer, Dr. Richard Stemp will be leading the private guided tour, allowing guests (a maximum of 12) to enjoy the exhibition without the usual crowds that these blockbuster shows attract.  You can see Richard in action  and learn a little more about Bonnard on London Art Studies website.

Tickets for the private visit are £60 per person and available to book online via Eventbrite.

We have been enjoying wonderful art lectures since London Art Studies launched in 2011; last June they launched an award winning online subscription platform where membership allows users to enjoy short and informative films on art and the art market. They’re great for travelling, for learning (in 5 minutes what Impressionism really means) or for when you simply want to take five minutes out of the day!


Visit this page for more information about joining an art lecture.

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