"There is always something in the background with [Vuillard]. It is possible to have one of his interiors in the house for a month, and one fine day to discover a figure in the corner, and not only a figure, but a whole story.”Julius Meier-Graefe
The “Voiles de Gênes” Boudoir ,1931
Vuillard's portrait of Madame Fernand Javal, wife of an important parfumeur in her bedroom suite.
"No artist has ever so suggested the soul of an interior—the sense of habitation." Julius Meier-Graefe
La Comtesse Jean de Polignac., née Marie Blanche di Pietro, 1932, in her boudoir
fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin,at her desk,1935
Theodore Duret, Vuillard's 1912 painting of the journalist in his study
Vuillard painted magically, distilling the essence of his subjects to the rooms they inhabited-a mystery of interior rooms which no other painter caught, an absolute master-or should I say magician at IT.
Do you ever wonder why something is on your radar?
Now I know, The Jewish Museum, here
a new exhibition that considers six aspects of this enigmatic artist, one of my favorites I might add-
Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940
May 04, 2012 - September 23, 2012
Visit the Museum & dream here & here