Beacons of color and light blaze in “Open Window” by Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947). In this artwork, the reclusive Bonnard showed nature as seen through the window of a house. The artist suggests his solitude by devoting more space to the room’s interior than to the outdoor view. A woman playing with a cat at the canvas’s outermost edge represents Bonnard’s fascination with everyday life. The cat symbolizes the safety of home, contrasting with the wildness of nature, looming outside.