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evidenceThe Cannet landscapes and the light of the Midi were to Bonnard endless sources of inspiration. During the 22 years he spent in Le Cannet, Bonnard painted what all the experts agree are his greatest masterpieces.

Bonnard created over three hundred works of art in Le Cannet, some of them intimate, inspired of his private world. Le Bosquet thus became the subject of many of his compositions. Bonnard painted and re-painted every corner of this pink house: the dining room, the small living room, the very famous bathroom. Some of these world famous paintings form part of his reference work. Nu dans le bain (Naked in the bath), 1936-1938, Nu devant la glace (Naked in front of the mirror), around 1934, La sortie de la baignoire (Getting out of the bath), around 1926-1930.

Another aspect of his work: landscapes. Paysage du Cannet aux toits rouges (Landscape of Cannet and its red rooftops), Ciel d'orage sur Cannes (Stormy skies over Cannes)..., the surrounding landscape moved Bonnard deeply, just as Sainte-Victoire touched Cézanne or Giverny did Monet. It was to him an inspirational land. This history of connections and identity between Bonnard and Le Cannet confers its true legitimacy to his museum.