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LES NABIS - HELENE BAILLY GALLERY
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Armed with his Kodak, Édouard Vuillard used this avant-garde medium called photography incessantly, capturing domestic scenes from the most diverse and unexpected angles. "Madame Vuillard cousant" is a marvellous and sophisticated example of an exploration of proportion and perspective.

Vuillard blurs the …

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Signed upper right : E. Vuillard

In the course of his long career, Édouard Vuillard produced hundreds of paintings depicting life in Paris through impressions of people in landscapes or interiors. He considered French society the primary subject in his works, rather than the individuals, and famously said: “I don’t do portraits. I paint people in their surroundings.” Vuillard, who was involved in experimental theater, was well known for producing large-scale works and murals. Some of his most famous works were made early in his career during his involvement with Les Nabis (named after the Hebrew and Arabic term for “prophets”), an avant-garde group deeply influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin. His peers in the group included Pierre Bonnard and Maurice Denis. Vuillard’s own style was distinctive for its use of simplified forms, planes of color, and decorative or ornamental elements.

High auction record
$17.8m, Christie's, 2017
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions
2019
The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for ImpressionismFondation Louis Vuitton
Les Nabis et Le DécorMusée du Luxembourg
2017
Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Their ContemporariesGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Madame Vuillard cousant. Au verso étude de femme assise, 1898

Oil on cardboard
9 4/5 × 12 3/5 in
25 × 32 cm
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Paris
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Armed with his Kodak, Édouard Vuillard used this avant-garde medium called photography incessantly, …

Medium
Signature
Signed upper right : E. Vuillard

In the course of his long career, Édouard Vuillard produced hundreds of paintings depicting life in Paris through impressions of people in landscapes or interiors. He considered French society the primary subject in his works, rather than the individuals, and famously said: “I don’t do portraits. I paint people in their surroundings.” Vuillard, who was involved in experimental theater, was well known for producing large-scale works and murals. Some of his most famous works were made early in his career during his involvement with Les Nabis (named after the Hebrew and Arabic term for “prophets”), an avant-garde group deeply influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin. His peers in the group included Pierre Bonnard and Maurice Denis. Vuillard’s own style was distinctive for its use of simplified forms, planes of color, and decorative or ornamental elements.

High auction record
$17.8m, Christie's, 2017
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions (3)
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