Edouard Vuillard

Children in a Room

Children in a Room
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Author: Edouard Vuillard
Interiors, Drawings, Gouache on paper pasted on canvas, 84.5x77.7 cm
Origin: France, Circa 1909

Vuillard is the last Impressionist of the 20th century. He was interested in the light and colour interaction within the intimate space of a room, while his predecessors were engaged in representing this interaction in the open air. In the artist's works interiors are rather an emotional medium penetrated with comfort and tranquillity than a background for his characters . A balcony or a window depicted in the background is one of his most important devices: the diffused light flowing from the outside fills the interior, absorbing bright colours and transforming the shapes into a decorative patch; and only the contours of the carpet, screen and balcony railings, which form the structural basis of the composition, are left well defined.

Style: Post-Impressionism
Source of entry: State Museum of New Western Art, Moscow, 1934

See also

Édouard Vuillard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jean-Édouard Vuillard (French: [vɥijaʁ]; 11 November 1868 – 21 June 1940) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis.
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Edouard Vuillard | French artist | Britannica.com
Édouard Vuillard, in full Jean-Édouard Vuillard (born November 11, 1868, Cuiseaux, France—died June 21, 1940, La Baule), French painter, ...
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