Edouard Vuillard: Madame Hessel at Home (c.1908)

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Madame Hessel at Home by Édouard Vuillard c.1908, oil on board, w68.6 x h71.1 cm, Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Audrey Jones Beck, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, image credit: Google Arts & Culture

 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Details

  • Title: Madame Hessel at Home
  • Creator: Edouard Vuillard
  • Date: c. 1908
  • Physical Dimensions: w68.6 x h71.1 cm (without frame)
  • Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Audrey Jones Beck
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on board

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Google Arts and Culture, Web. Ap, 28, 2018

Madame Hessel at Home – Edouard Vuillard – Google Arts & Culture

3 Comments Add yours

  1. JMN says:

    The extreme backlighting of the figure seems so novel and impudent! It turns everything upside down. The putative “subject” is a silhouette and the background glows foregroundedly. Ah, with genius nothing is sacred, thank goodness! I’m glad to be introduced to this painting.

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    1. Every time I look at this painting I squint to see the features of her face…..Vuillard must be laughing – “impudent” is a perfect word! As always, thanks for commenting.

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  2. JMN says:

    The extreme backlighting of the figure seems so novel and impudent! The putative “subject” is reduced to silhouette while the background glows. It turns things upside down. Ah, with genius nothing is sacred, thank goodness! I’m glad to be introduced to this painting.

    Liked by 1 person

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