I suppose Margaret Preston would have seen Pierre Bonnard’s work when she was in Europe.
These Preston still lives really remind me of his work.
A combination of naturalism and decorative flatness. And the two come together beautifully here in all their domesticity.
| Margaret Preston, Still life sunshine indoors, 1914 |
This table-cloth cuts right into the painting. Reinforcing the flatness of the picture frame.
The strong whites also hover between a flat decorative device and a rounded full object.
Like Preston – lots of contradictions.