Edouard Vuillard: Two Seamstresses in the Workroom (1893)

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Deux ouvrières dans l’atelier de couture ,[Two Seamstresses in the Workroom] by Édouard Vuillard 1893, National Galleries of Scotland

 

From the collection of

National Galleries of Scotland

This was probably the first painting by Vuillard to enter a British collection. Vuillard gave it to the Scottish artist Charles Mackie and his wife Anne when they visited Paris in 1893. The women seen in profile in the painting worked for Vuillard’s mother in her corset and dress-making business. For a few years in the early 1890s Vuillard’s paintings became so highly patterned that they verged on abstraction. It is likely that his day-to-day contact with patterned materials through his mother’s work influenced his very intricate, decorative style of painting.

Quote from Google Arts & Culture

Details

  • Title: Deux ouvrières dans l’atelier de couture [Two Seamstresses in the Workroom]
  • Creator: Edouard Vuillard
  • Date Created: 1893
  • Physical Dimensions: w194 x h133 cm (Without frame)
  • External Link: National Galleries of Scotland
  • Medium: Oil on millboard

Source:

Deux ouvrières dans l’atelier de couture [Two Seamstresses in the Workroom] – Edouard Vuillard – Google Arts & Culture

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