3 Reviewing the exhibition for the magazine The New Republic, Jed Perl wrote: "Bonnard is the most thoroughly idiosyncratic of all the great twentieth-century painters. "Un tableau de Gauguin retiré des enchères à Londres" (in French). A b Amory, 4 a b Smith "Pierre Bonnard French artist". "In Bonnard's work he wrote, "Impressionism becomes insipid and falls into decline." 16 In response Henri Matisse wrote "I maintain that Bonnard is a great artist for our time and, naturally, for posterity." 17 Posthumous recognition edit Two major exhibitions of Bonnard's work took place. Ecole des Beaux-Arts and, académie Julian, 7 and soon decided to become an artist. His life was relatively free from "the tensions and reversals of untoward circumstance." It has been suggested that: "Like Daumier, whose life knew little serenity, Bonnard produced a work during his sixty years' activity that follows an even line of development." 13 Process edit Bonnard. 10 She is seen seated at the kitchen table, with the remnants of a meal; or nude, as in a series of paintings where she reclines in the bathtub. Brodskaya, 14 Brodskaya, 16 "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia".