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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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 ...
Bernard Binlin Dadié
... Bernard Binlin Dadié (or sometimes Bernard Dadie) (born 1916 near Abidjan) is a prolific Ivorian novelist, playwright, poet, and ex-administrator ...
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 ...
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 ... One year later, Bernard set out for Pont-Aven by foot and saw Gauguin ...
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 the reputation of a genial 'conteur' ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word bernard:

    Why not give Christianity a trial?
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    It’s easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    A miracle, my friend, is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. They may seem very wonderful to the people who witness them, and very simple to those who perform them. That does not matter: if they confirm or create faith they are true miracles.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)