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Édouard Vuillard: The Poetry of the Everyday, by Belinda Thompson and Chris Stephens

Édouard Vuillard: The Poetry of the Everyday, by Belinda Thompson and Chris Stephens

14.95

Hardback – 138 x 138 mm – 80 pages

37 colour illustrations

During the 1890s and early 1900s Édouard Vuillard (1868–1940) produced a body of work that combines intimate subject matter with abstract form through the simplification of pictorial elements and observation of decorative fabrics and wallpapers. Through these devices Vuillard developed an art that is unashamedly decorative and yet always replete with subtle suggestions of deeper meanings. In balancing form and content, psychological drama and abstraction, his pictures are about as close to poetry as any artist’s, and all the more brilliant for their understatement and the near imperceptibility of their craft.

Accompanying an exhibition at the Holburne Museum, this book offers a fresh look at the early career of this much-loved artist.

Belinda Thomson is a freelance art historian and Honorary Professor in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. A specialist in late nineteenth-century French painting, particularly Gauguin and the Nabis, she published a monograph on Vuillard in 1988  (Phaidon). In 1991-2 she curated the Vuillard exhibition for the South Bank Centre which was seen in Glasgow, Sheffield and Amsterdam and in 1994 co-curated Bonnard at le Bosquet, London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 2010-11 she was lead curator of Gauguin: Maker of Myth at the Tate Modern, London, and at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Chris Stephens is Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath.

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