• Welcome to PaintingMania.com
  • Hello, New customer? Start here.
  • Pierre Bonnard
    Oct 03, 1867 - Jan 23, 1947
  • Fishing Port - Pierre Bonnard was a French painter who helped provide a bridge between impressionism and the abstraction explored by post-impressionists. He is known for the bold colors in his work and a fondness for painting elements of everyday life, member of the group of artists called the Nabis and afterward a leader of the Intimists; he is generally regarded as one of the greatest colourists of modern art.
Shop by Art Gallery
Fishing Port
  • Pin It
  • Share on Tumblr
  • Enlarge
  • Fishing Port

  • Pierre Bonnard
  • Standard size
    We offer original aspect ratio sizes
  • Price
  • Qty
  • 20 X 24 in
  • $116.95
  • 24 X 36 in
  • $183.95
  • 30 X 40 in
  • $246.95
  • 36 X 48 in
  • $353.95
  • 48 X 72 in
  • $658.95
  • If listed sizes are not in proportion to the original, don't worry, just choose which size is similar to what you want, we can offer oil paintings in a suitable size, painted in proportion to the original.
  • If you would like the standard size, please let us know. Need a Custom Size?
  • line
  • circa 1942
    Gouache and pencil on paper

    Pierre Bonnard began his career not as a fine artist but as an illustrator, designing posters and advertisements to earn his keep. One of his early commissions was to design the front cover of a piano book for a new piece of music, which he excitedly wrote home about: "I have a new job to do for the champagne producer, a title-page for sheet music. It is an advertisement waltz which has just been composed" (in a letter to his mother dated March 13, 1891, quoted in Antoine Terrasse, Pierre Bonnard, Illustrator, London, 1989, p. 12). Toward the end of his career, Bonnard returned once again to the medium of print when Louis Carré approached him to produce a series of lithographs with his friend and fellow artist, Jaques Villon. The partnership proved ideal, with Bonnard composing the gouaches and Villon transferring them onto stones. The result was a suite of eleven lithographs known as the Bonnard-Villon album. The present work was chosen by Bonnard and Villon to be the subject of one of these exclusive prints and the original gouache was given to Louis Carré, the patron and instigator of popular collaboration.

    The present work typifies the studied delicacy with which Bonnard painted. The insistent strokes of pink and yellow form a soft mosaic of the sky, full of warmth and shimmer, while the vertical lines of the fishing boat masts jut vertically across the horizon line. It is of little wonder that such a fine composition was one of the limited few chosen by the artist to be reproduced. For Bonnard, the most important goal was to create an appealing aesthetic—a composition in which the viewer or owner would find comfort and pleasure: "painting must above all be decorative. Talent will reveal itself in the way lines are arranged. I do not belong to any schools. I am only trying to do something personal" (Pierre Bonnard, quoted in Jorg Zutter, Pierre Bonnard, Observing Nature, Melbourne, 2003). In the present work, the artist has achieved exactly that, executing every masterful stroke with musical precision and attention to harmony.

    Why settle for a paper print when you can add sophistication to your rooms with a high quality 100% hand-painted oil painting on canvas at wholesale price? Order this beautiful oil painting today! that's a great way to impress friends, neighbors and clients alike.

  • 100% hand-painted oil painting on artist grade canvas. No printing or digital imaging techniques are used.
  • Additional 2 inch blank border around the edge.
  • No middle people, directly ship to the world.
  • In stock items ship immediately, usually ships in 3 to 10 days.
  • You can order any painting in any size as your requests.
  • $12.95 shipping charge for small size (e.g., size <= 20 x 24 in).
  • The cheapest shipping rate from DHL, UPS, USPS, etc.
  • Canvas stretched on wood bars for free.
    - Need special frame for oil painting? Please contact us.
  • Send you a digital copy via email for your approval before shipping.
  • 45-day Satisfaction Guaranteed and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Prev Fish in a Dish Fleurs de Champs Next
Would you like to publicly share your opinion of this painting?
Be the first to critique this painting.

Other paintings by Pierre Bonnard:

Figures in the Street
Figures in the Street
Fish in a Dish
Fish in a Dish
Fleurs de Champs
Fleurs de Champs
Flowered Garden Corner (Cactus)
Flowered Garden Corner (Cactus)
Pierre BonnardPierre Bonnard was a French Post-Impressionist painter remembered for his ability to convey dazzling light with juxtapositions of vibrant color. “What I am after is the first impression—I want to show all one sees on first entering the room—what my eye takes in at first glance,” he said of his work. Born on October 3, 1867 in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, Bonnard studied law at the Sorbonne, graduating in 1888. During this time, he was also enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts but left to attend the Académie Julian in 1889. At this more open-minded painting academy, Bonnard met Maurice Denis, Paul Sérusier, and Édouard Vuillard, among others. Together with these artists he helped from a group known as the Nabis, who were influenced by Japanese prints and the use of flat areas of color. Early on in his career, Bonnard was better known for his prints and posters than for his paintings. Moving to the South of France in 1910, over the following decades, Bonnard receded from the forefront of the art world, mainly producing tapestry-like paintings of his wife Marthe in their home. Late works of Bonnard, such as The Terrace at Vernonnet (1939), more closely resembled a continuation of Impressionism than other avant-garde styles of the era. Because of this, at the time of his death on January 23, 1947 in Le Cannet, France, the artist’s work had been largely discounted as regressive. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.