Melamine coaster featuring the artwork Échappee sur la rivière, Vernon [View of the River, Vernon] by Pierre Bonnard part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
This painting shows a view close to Bonnard's home in Vernonnet in northern France. The river Seine can be seen through the trees and bushes, while on the right there are three figures walking through the undergrowth.
A fallen tree or branch is reduced to a slashed diagonal line which serves to unite the foreground and distance. As in many of Bonnard's mature landscapes, the rich colour and sensuous handling of paint create a feeling of warmth and luxuriance.
Pierre Bonnard (3 October 1867 — 23 January 1947) was a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis.