Edouard Vuillard: The Pot of Flowers (1900)

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Le Pot de fleurs [Pot of Flowers] – Edouard Vuillard (1900), oil on millboard, National Galleries of Scotland, image via Google Arts and Culture

A Favorite

I love everything about this painting by Edouard Vuillard — color, composition, and especially the texture.  If it is, indeed, a snapshot of his studio, then it must have been a lovely place to paint.

Who Is Edouard Vuillard?

Jean-Édouard Vuillard was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis.. According to Google Arts & Culture,

“Vuillard selected much of his subject matter from the small Paris apartments he shared with his mother. In painting familiar and ordinary objects he often chose unusual angles and compositions, paying particular attention to the decorative possibilities of scenes.

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Le Pot de fleurs [Pot of Flowers] – Edouard Vuillard (1900), oil on millboard, National Galleries of Scotland, image via Google Arts and Culture. (detail).

About Le Pot de fleurs

Like many of Vuillard’s still-life paintings, this work has a casual air to it, like a snapshot of a room rather than a contrived arrangement of objects set up specifcally for the painting. Although the focus of this painting is the pot of flowers, the stack of canvases on the left of the work confirm that it is a view of the artist’s studio.”   Google Arts & Culture,

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Le Pot de fleurs [Pot of Flowers] – Edouard Vuillard (1900), oil on millboard, National Galleries of Scotland, image via Google Arts and Culture. (detail).

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah says:

    It’s indeed a magnificent painting, I can understand why it’s one of your favourites. ☺

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      1. Sarah says:

        You´re welcome! 🙂

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  2. Your blog is extremely beautiful. Thank you.

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    1. How kind of you – I truly appreciate your visit. I found so many fascinating topics on your site earlier, and I’m looking forward to learning so much there. 🙂

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  3. I agree with micelinewalker – your blog is beautiful and sensual, adds knowledge and authentic genre to life . Love the flowers in the pot of course. Do you have an art degree, by any chance ?

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    1. What a lovely comment, Luda (so sorry I almost let it get lost 😱). Gracious no, I have no training in art, but always hoped to remedy my ignorance, if possible. Now, I have a bit more time, and I truly enjoy learning about one painting at a time, while slowly piecing together a timeline of art history. Since everything about both art and history is fascinating to me, this blog has become my ‘happy place’ — especially with all the wonderful people I meet here who have been such a blessing! ❤️ 😊

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      1. I completley agree. This blogosphere is a blessing to all and most of people are kind and sweet, just as I would envision humanity to be. I esp. like your blog though. Its unique and detailed and makes me dive into history and art. I have a bit more time too now 🙂

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      2. LOL, That is a great way of looking at it 🙂

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      3. Perhaps I should have ended that statement with question mark….(?) *cheeky grin*

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  4. ellem63 says:

    What a wonderful painting and you’re right … it looks like a lovely place to be. Everything looks old and rustic, but beautiful, and that bright pink houseplant looks just right in the old, terracotta pot.

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    1. Hi ellem! I don’t know how I missed your comment – so sorru! 😱 All the things you describe make this painting special to me, too.Thanks so much for commenting! 🙂

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      1. ellem63 says:

        Don’t worry, I often miss comments too. I think a lot depends where we type in our reply. I’m still not sure how it works! 😀

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      2. I appreciate your gracious response, ellem. ❤️ I just found the tab at the top to view comments separately. (yes, it has taken me a whole year….sigh…) 🥴. It helps tremendously. lol *feeling like an old lady on a computer*

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