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The Resource Edouard Vuillard : a painter and his muses, 1890-1940, Stephen Brown, with an essay by Richard R. Brettell

Edouard Vuillard : a painter and his muses, 1890-1940, Stephen Brown, with an essay by Richard R. Brettell

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Edouard Vuillard : a painter and his muses, 1890-1940
Title
Edouard Vuillard
Title remainder
a painter and his muses, 1890-1940
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Brown, with an essay by Richard R. Brettell
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In many of Edouard Vuillard's (1868-1940) most famous paintings, figures are nestled in intimate settings among bold patterns and colors. As the viewer's eye adjusts to the complexity of the scene, the artist's world opens up. At a young age, Vuillard was one of a group of avant-garde painters in Paris who favored rich palettes and dreamlike imagery. He was equally a member of the literary and theatrical circles that included writers like Marcel Proust and Ste;phane Mallarme;. As his career progressed into the new century, he entered the rarefied society of upper-class French families--many of them Jewish--who collected the new art, published the new poetry, and wrote the new criticism.This beautifully illustrated book examines the master artist's work in the context of a unique circle of friends and patrons between the turn of the 20th century and World War II. Essays by leading scholars explore the artist's relationship with key members of this glamorous social circle, as well as the connections between Vuillard and Proust, two of the world's great observers of a world now lost.A fascinating exploration of artistic culture in Paris before the war, Edouard Vuillard establishes the artist as one of the masters of the modern portrait"--
  • "A catalogue to accompany an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York, of work by Edouard Vuillard. Although Vuillard (1868-1940) is a major painter of the twentieth century, beloved by connoisseurs, the range of his oeuvre remained little known to the wider public until quite recently. He worked during the innovative period of modern art that spans Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, and abstraction but remained committed to the techniques and subjects of his youth. For this he is often regarded as somewhat conservative and his experiments are rarely recognized, yet his use of color and brushwork is radical and his play of realist and abstract pictorial space is both subtle and complex. After his death Vuillard was overlooked. The private journals to which he confided many pages of reflection throughout his life remained sealed until the early 1980s. Since then, occasional exhibitions and books began to explore his oeuvre in depth. The present volume offers the pleasure of seeing afresh an outstanding painter while exploring aspects of art and patronage in the first half of the twentieth century. Context is important for a full appreciation of Vuillard's achievement: the inspiration and support he received from his patrons and collectors, many of whom were Jewish, remain integral to his oeuvre.3"--
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contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6853.V85
LC item number
A4 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Edouard Vuillard : a painter and his muses, 1890-1940, Stephen Brown, with an essay by Richard R. Brettell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-122) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An artist, his patrons, and the Muses / Stephen Brown -- Vuillard, Proust, and portraiture / Richard R. Brettell
Control code
ocm759174387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780300176759
Lccn
2011049624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759174387
  • (Sirsi) a1150955
Label
Edouard Vuillard : a painter and his muses, 1890-1940, Stephen Brown, with an essay by Richard R. Brettell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 118-122) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An artist, his patrons, and the Muses / Stephen Brown -- Vuillard, Proust, and portraiture / Richard R. Brettell
Control code
ocm759174387
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 129 pages
Isbn
9780300176759
Lccn
2011049624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759174387
  • (Sirsi) a1150955

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