La revue blanche
29 x 23"
La revue blanche was created as a cover for the eponymous French literary journal. It demonstrates the influence of Japanese woodblock prints on Post-Impressionists, notably in its prominent black outlines, shallow space and sharply-defined colors. In addition to stylistic preferences, democratic leanings influenced Pierre Bonnards interest in printmaking. As a member of the Nabis, a Parisian avant-garde group, Bonnard believed that fine art needed to be more accessible to the public, both in terms of subject matter and distribution. Prints made this possible by allowing for mass reproduction of images of ordinary people, like the newsboy in this lithograph. J.W. Colin inherited this work from his mother, Blanche, whose name appears in the title. Her nineteenth and early twentieth century art represents the earliest part of the Colins collection.
Gift of Drs. J.W. and Sue Colin
BONNARD, Pierre and French, 1867-1947, “BONNARD, Pierre,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed March 28, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7203.