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176 pages.

Introduction by William R. Acquavella and essays by Sarah Whitfield and Barry Schwabsky.

Rather than focus on a particular time period or subject, Bonnard: The Experience of Seeing aims to present Bonnard’s modernity and concentrate on his influence on contemporary painters working today. The book draws attention to how Bonnard translated the experience of perception—with his shifting spaces, camouflaged and dissolving figures going in and out of focus, and forms hidden at the periphery—and how we as viewers experience his paintings, with his works slowly revealing themselves to us over time.