By Andre Fermigier

A famous paintings historian deals an incisive portrait of French artist Pierre Bonnard, in addition to severe observation on his significant works, creative improvement, and influence on smooth artwork.

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It a long time that sing out a little was an experiment but the picture has to be sustained, you understand. There must be no Cubism and the painters done a good From that point of view of the new generation have holes. thing. But they are tough, these young ones. Difficult Bonnard, though it this experience recalled to him the need Wall of nude a in in the Country (1913) Institute of Arts room in Dcauvillc, showing a partly finished the bath. Photograph by Hogi Andre, 1937 is for for drawing, The famous Dining construction and composing.

Old man's painting, it has been said. Yes, in the tine drawing of At the conclusion of writings of old men. We a must not attribute to old age, and Nativity from his book, Tluidee Natanson still less writes that he should have liked "to be able to to an inclination for religious conversion, Bonnard's express the power and diversity of this considerable Saint Francis of Sales, his only religious painting, body of work; or done that should for the church of the Plateau Savoie. Such commissions d'Assy were common in Hautc- at the time gifts might at least to offer embrace the whole of as well it.

1893. Lithograph, 11 1/2x5" . CORNER OF THE STREET SEEN FROM ABOVE ( from Quelques Aspects de la vie de 1895. Color lithograph, 14 44 Paris ) 1/8x8 1/4' o ' Wftt the parade ground. girls, c. - 1890. Pen and ink, 7 1893. Pen and ink, 10 X ft 7/8x11 14'. Collection 3/4*. Collection Roland Balay, New Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ansen, Beverly York Hills 45 ^ 4 & v / family scene. 1892. Color lithograph, 8 woman with umbrella. 46 1 1/2X10 895. Lithograph, 17 1/2" 3/8x8 5/8" COLORPLATES Painted 1890 THE PARADE GROUND Oil on canvas, 8 Private 518X11 3/4' collection, Paris This charming picture, one of the manifest, formed in is first in which Bonnard's personality is of the painter's military service, which he per- a recollection 1881 at Bourgoin.

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