Bonnard’s By the Sea, Under the Pines

Bonnard’s By the Sea, Under the Pines

By the Sea, Under the Pines (1921) is Pierre Bonnard’s picnic of mood and atmosphere not food and drink. It’s situated on the bluff near St. Tropez overlooking the brilliant blue ocean. Around the woman, a man, a child and a recumbent dog, everything is gold, yellow,...
Arthur Rackham’s Ratty and Mole on the Riverbank

Arthur Rackham’s Ratty and Mole on the Riverbank

While Arthur Rackham was dying of cancer,  he persevered completing the series twelve scenes for The Wind in the Willows. it’s purported that his final design was Rat struggling under the weight of his “fat, wicker luncheon-basket.”  I’ve not found hard...