Bernard

The masculine given name Bernard is of Germanic origin.

The meaning of the name is from a Germanic compound Bern-hard meaning "bear-hardy", or "brave as a bear". Bern- is the old form of bear from West Germanic *beran-.

St. Bernard of Menthon is the patron saint of mountaineers after whom the St. Bernard dog used in mountain rescue work is named. The feminine given name from the same cognate is Bernadine or Bernadette. Nicknames include Barney (masculine), Bernie (unisex), and Bern (masculine). Bernard is also a common surname.

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Bernard Binlin Dadié
... Bernard Binlin Dadié (or sometimes Bernard Dadie) (born 1916 near Abidjan) is a prolific Ivorian novelist, playwright, poet, and ex-administrator ...
Émile Bernard - Biography - 1887–1888
... Bernard spent September 1887 at the coast, where he painted La Grandmère, a portrait of his grandmother ... Bernard went back to Paris, met with Van Gogh, who as we already stated was impressed by his work, found a restaurant to show the work alongside Van Gogh, Anquetin, and Lautrec's work at ... One year later, Bernard set out for Pont-Aven by foot and saw Gauguin ...
Émile Bernard - Theories On Style and Art: Cloisonnism and Symbolism
... Bernard theorized a style of painting with bold forms separated by dark contours which became known as cloisonnism ... Many say that it was Bernard's friend Anquetin, who should receive the credit for this "closisonisme" technique ... During the spring of 1887, Bernard and Anquetin "turned against Neo-Impressionism." It is also likely that Bernard was influenced by the works he had seen of Cézanne ...
Pierre-Marie-Charles De Bernard Du Grail De La Villette - Writing
... Bernard had published a volume of odes 'Plus Deuil que Joie' (1838), which was not much noticed, but a series of stories in the same year gained him ... Bernard wrote two comedies in collaboration with "Léonce" (Charles-Henri-Ladislas Laurençot, 1805–1862) ... A collection of Bernard's complete works in 12 volumes was published after his death ...
Pierre-Marie-Charles De Bernard Du Grail De La Villette
... Pierre-Marie-Charles de Bernard du Grail de la Villette (24 February 1804 – 6 March 1850), better known simply as Charles de Bernard, was a French writer ...

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    The writer who aims at producing the platitudes which are “not for an age, but for all time” has his reward in being unreadable in all ages.... The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only sort of man who writes about all people and about all time.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

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