Feb 25, 2008

Café Terrace

Café Terrace


Pierre Bonnard

(French, 1867–1947)

Oil on board

33.8 x 44.5 cm (13 5/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Anonymous Gift 1976.148



This view of a man and two children at a sidewalk café evokes mood and ambiance rather than describing a particular place or time. Such small city scenes humanized Paris and its anonymous inhabitants, suggesting intimate moments in their private lives.

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