"Venice At Night Oil On Canvas By Michel Terrasse 1928 - 2002 Petit Neveu De Bonnard"Venice at Night Oil on canvas by Michel Terrasse 1928-2002 41 cm x 27 cm Michel TERRASSE 1928 - 2002 is the little nephew of Pierre Bonnard and the twin brother of Antoine Terrasse (critic and art historian). He was a painter, theater decorator and book illustrator He exhibited in the largest galleries in Paris such as the Galerie Bernheim Jeune avenue Matignon - the gallery in Paris place François 1er - the Galerie Emmanuel David avenue Matignon etc. Michel TERRASSE is the little nephew by Pierre BONNARD. It is not insulting him to present it this way. For this heavy parentage embarrassed him so little that he liked, on the contrary, to claim it. Michel TERRASSE has cut his stubborn path, without letting go of Ariane's line of tradition, he has maintained an enduring dialogue with a history of post-impressionism painting and Fauvism. Thus he continued to draw, among other aesthetic problems, that of the pictorial composition, as Pierre BONNARD, precisely, had left it in the making. The importance of the work he was maturing has not escaped the attention of some of the most discerning connoisseurs of the world painting market. The famous collector WILDENSTEIN was one of those, who, very early on, had bet on Michel TERRASSE and retained his confidence until the end of his life. Michel TERRASSE had a passion for the performing arts, mainly the circus and dance. From the age of 25, he signed sets and costumes for the Opéra-comique, Le Théâtre La Bruyère or the Opéra de Paris.