By distancing himself from the world, artist Pierre Bonnard achieved an introspection that generated a wellspring of diverse styles. Delighting in the trivia of everyday life, Bonnard (1867 – 1947) elevated it to the level of art. Many of his interiors exhibit a joyous brilliance, with light and color streaming through stained glass. In his 20s, Bonnard joined the Nabis (meaning “prophets”), a group of artists interested in manipulating color and composition to evoke a particular mood. Bonnard’s remarkable, stylistic diversity also included furniture and textile design, book illustration, stained-glass work, lithography and stage set painting.