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|Author: Edouard Vuillard|
|Interiors, Painting, Oil on cardboard, 27.5x22.8 cm|
|Origin: France, Circa 1893|
The picture is an astonishing example of compositional mastery. At first glance, one might think that the artist has simply disregarded the principle of balance, filling the right side with details while leaving the left side practically empty. However the bookcase, the black frame, and the shelf on the wall create an almost mathematically calculated structure. The patterned cloth tossed onto an armchair softens the rigour of the rectangular construction and sets off the figure. The woman in the picture is the artist's mother, his muse, as he called her. But Vuillard painted not his mother's portrait but rather a scene of the everyday life around him, toward which he felt great affection.
|Source of entry: formerly in the collection of Otto Krebs, Holzdorf|
|Exibition: French Painting: 19th - 20th centuries|
|Transferred from Germany after World War II|
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