The white cat [Le chat blanc] oil on card card In a retrospective of Japanese prints at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts took place.
Exposition de la gravure japonaise contained work familiar to the informed French public. The effect of the exhibition on Bonnard, then aged in his early twenties, was profound. He later recounted the experience:.
In the composition the principal figure is not depicted in three-dimensional space or point perspective, but rather the form of the figure is given substance by the flat pattern, sinuous line and curved shapes of the brightly coloured red-checked blouse. A cat black men chat rooms prominently in the work, and is the subject of his painting The white cat two years later.
Edouard Manet, an avid Japoniste, had made many references to the cat in his art, including his celebrated painting Olympia 3. This no doubt contributed to the inclusion of cats in late nineteenth-century French art. Aside from any literary or artistic tradition, the cat now had a new role to play—emblem of a growing intimate affection and a symbol of private life within piss chat room French family.
He later recounted the experience: I realized that colour could express everything as it did in this the lobby chat, with no need for relief for texture.
I understood that it was possible to translate light, shapes and character by colour alone, without the need for values.