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Screening of “Pierre Bonnard-The Greatest Painters of the World”


Pierre Bonnard, Le Boxeur (portrait de l’artiste) (The Boxer, Portrait of the Artist), 1931, oil on canvas, 21 3/10 × 29 3/10 in | 54 × 74.3 cm.

La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC, US 20007

Thursday, May 16 | 7:00 pm


In honor of Bonnard’s Worlds exhibition at the Phillips Collection, Villa Albertine DC is hosting a free screening of “Pierre Bonnard – The Greatest Painters of the World,” in partnership with the Phillips Collection.

Pierre Bonnard was fascinated with drawings and color. He studied at the Academie Julian followed by the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. A Post-Impressionist artist, he was part of a group known as “The Nabis.” Characterized by his nude portraits, Bonnard was known for his unusual conception of perspective and space.

The program aims to illustrate the life and work of Pierre Bonnard, from the discovery of his vocation to his relationship with “Les Nabis” painters. It also delves into Bonnard’s intimate life with his muses, notably Marthe de Méligny, his wife. Later, the program depicts Bonnard’s relationship with the South of France, specifically Le Cannet and his house “Le Bosquet,” which greatly inspired his use of color. An emphasis is placed on Bonnard’s depiction of intimate interiors and internal emotions. The end of Marthe de Méligny and Bonnard’s lives concludes the movie.

This film is part of “The Greatest Painters of the World” series, focusing on different famous painters from around the world.

Security Rules

Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID matching the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.  Print tickets are not required. Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time and allow for extra time for security screenings.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of TV5-Monde.

In partnership with

La Maison Française

Unique among French diplomatic missions, La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., offers an environment that encourages friendly relations between states, promotes outreach and cultural events, and serves as a center for professional and educational activities.


TV5MONDE is a global French language entertainment network that showcases premium films and programs from across the world. With more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide in the USA, TV5MONDE is a renowned leader in French language entertainment.

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The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, was opened in 1921 in historic Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, by collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips.


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