Scrunched up against neighbouring Cannes, Le Cannet seems swallowed up by its glamorous sister. Now there’s a good reason for visitors to tear themselves away from La Croisette and head uphill to Le Cannet.
The very first museum devoted to the painter, Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947) has now opened its doors in Le Cannet with a smashing new exhibition, titled Bonnard et Le Cannet: Dans La Lumière de La Meéditerranée.
Gathered from such heavyweight museums as the Musee d’Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan in New York, the exhibition includes such masterpieces as L’Atelier au Mimosa, Baignoir and L’Amandier.
Why Le Cannet? Bonnard fell in love with the colors in the south of France and lived in Le Cannet lived here between 1922 and 1947. High on the hills overlooking Cannes and the sea, he painted some of his most enchanting work.
Naturally, this exhibit concentrates on the works produced during this period as Bonnard captured the glory of the French Riviera in its kaleidoscope of color.
The exhibit will be on display until September 27.