Pierre Bonnard at the Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal

This gorgeous exhibition closes on January 30 - don't miss it!

The Von der Heydt-Museum in nearby Wuppertal is a beautiful, extraordinary museum.

Bonnard Colour Magician, the current exhibition, is a celebration of colour as few other. As you wander around the halls the use of all pigments and nuances abundantly painted by Pierre Bonnard (1867 - 1947) charm and delight in paintings from his early works influenced by his meeting with Toulouse - Lautrec to his later masterpieces created in the great Mediterranean light of Le Cannet on the Cote d'Azur.

Le débarcadére de Cannes 1928 - 1934 Pierre Bonnard
Not only are you treated to an extensive collection of paintings tracing the artist's entire working life but Dr Gerhard Finckh, curator of the show and director of the Van der Heydt-Museum has also produced a very informative and interesting film on Bonnard which you can also see at the exhibition. It is in German, but I had a friend with me at the press conference who doesn’t speak German and he definitely said that the pictures, both of the rich paintings and wonderful shots of Paris and other areas of France gave you an excellent impression of Bonnard's life.
This is a truly beautiful show, calm and gently cheering on cold winter days. It is accompanied by a gorgeous catalogue.
Take a trip to Wuppertal, it takes around 30 minutes on the train from Düsseldorf.

The museum is just a very short walk through the pedestrian zone from the main station.
Bonnard Colour Magician runs until 30 January 2011

Von der Heydt-Museum
Turmhof 8
42103 Wuppertal