I've been meaning to pin a Bonnard, but it's nearly impossible to pick just one! I went with this version of "The Bathroom" since it contains many of the artist's signature themes, including Marthe, Pouce, dazzling patterns, haphazard perspectives, a table, a still life, and an opening to some distant and ill-defined space.
This piece has a dramatic Rembrandt quality to it. The figures are further defined in the foreground and get less so, to lead your eye back into the painting. The figures' dark clothing helps them blend into the ominous background. The development of the woman's face is slightly hard to read and I wonder if this is meant to symbolize something. The sense of light from the left side is very clear and strong.
Pheasants under Cherry and Willow Trees and Irises and Mist Attributed to Kano Ryokei (died 1645) Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Nishihonganji; Edo period (1615-1867), first half 17th century The three trunks with exposed roots in the foreground of the right-hand screen of this pair is a typical example of the tripartite composition, the sharply defined forms, and the interest in precise details that illustrate the traditional style of the Kano school of painting in the early 17th century.