The power of the bishop pair in open games is a well-known fact. Another well-known fact is that the pawn structure determines whether a game is open or closed. Combine these two ideas and you have the idea illustrated in the following gif: If you are defending against a bishop pair, be very careful and considerate when it comes to pawn moves; it’s often wiser to keep your pawns in place and dare the owner of the bishop pair to attack. If you are attacking with the bishop pair, ponder the significance of the opponent’s pawn moves, and do not hesitate to “sacrifice” a solid pawn structure if it helps you to activate your bishop pair.
This setup is lifted from Abramovic vs Nikolic, Yugoslawia 1994 and demonstrates White’s willingness to accept two isolated pawns to unleash the power of his bishops.