Henri Lebasque: Madame Lebasque et sa fille Marthe (1898-99)

Madame Lebasque et sa fille Marthe depicts the artist’s wife and daughter while showcasing his interest in portraying his loved ones in their day-to-day routines. The work demonstrates all of Lebasque’s best qualities including his masterful treatment of light, use of a limited yet vibrant color palette and a composition that directs the viewer’s gaze…

Pierre Bonnard: Deux corbeilles de fruits (1935)

“Bonnard’s vividly-colored and masterfully-composed domestic scenes and still lifes, like Deux corbeilles de fruits, circa 1935, would become hallmarks of the artist’s later oeuvre. The present work reveals Bonnard’s ability to synthesize an array of artistic influences, both contemporary and historic. Here, Bonnard appropriates the dynamic diagonal compositional order, tilting perspective, and imaginative use of…

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Mirlitons

“Peter Wright’s interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production. Loosely based on the…

Pierre Bonnard: The Croquet Game (1892)

The Game of Croquet is one of the first works by Pierre Bonnard, one of the founders of the Nabi group in 1888. It was exhibited in 1892 at the Salon des Indépendants under the title Twilight. The painting shows the garden of the family home, at Le Grand-Lemps, in Isère…The subject of the painting…

Henri Lebasque: Marthe et Pierre Lebasque dans un intérieur, (1913-14)

Painter of ‘Joy and Light’ Painted in 1913-1914, Marthe et Pierre Lebasque dans un intérieur by Henri Lebasque continues his theme of painting interiors, often including his own family members. This painting depicts Lebasque’s children Marthe and Pierre. As Lisa Banner observes, ‘Intimism, a term which best describes Lebasque’s painting, refers to the close domestic subject…

Pierre Bonnard: Paysage stylisé, Le Grand-Lemps, (c.1890)

Like many of the young artists who were affiliated with the modernist avant-garde on the cusp of the 20th century, Bonnard was a quick and early starter, and he made some remarkable pictures before he was only twenty-five. Executed circa 1890, Paysage stylisé (Le Grand-Lemps) represents the cutting-edge style of a new anti-naturalist tendency in…

Birth of Les Nabis

Birth of Les Nabis The Talisman is a painting by French artist Paul Sérusier made in 1888, under the guidance of Paul Gauguin at the artist’s colony of Pont-Aven in Brittany. This painting, the starting point and icon of the group of young painters called The Nabis, was a landmark in early Post-Impressionism, Synthetism, and…

Edouard Vuillard: The Pot of Flowers (1900)

Edouard Vuillard: The Pot of Flowers (1900) 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.Vuillard selected much of his subject matter;;;

Edouard Vuillard: Marcelle Aron, Madame Tristan Bernard, (1914)

Click for enlarged view: Details Title: Marcelle Aron (Madame Tristan Bernard) Creator:Edouard Vuillard Date: 1914 Physical Dimensions: w156.5 x h181.3 cm (without frame) Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Credit: gift of Alice C. Simkins in memory of Alice N. Hanszen Type: Painting Medium:Distemper on canvas Via Google Arts & Culture Thanks for…

Edouard Vuillard: Deux Femmes dans Interieur (1892)

From the collection of Berkshire Museum Edouard Vuillard, “Two women in an interior”. Watercolor over pencil and paper. Not dated.Christies, “A very rare Nabis watercolor is very complete, in very good condition and is a desirable subject for Vuillard’s early years (his mother and his sister).   Signed and indistinctly dedicated lower right.    …

Édouard Vuillard: Garden at Vaucresson (1923)

According to Colta Ives (2018), “The enormous appeal of gardens in the early twentieth century, especially to women of means, found frequent expression in the work of Édouard Vuillard, ” (C. Ives, p. 94). This painting was begun in 1920 at Vaucresson, a residential suburb west of Paris, where Vuillard’s friends Lucy and Josse (Jos) Hessel…

Édouard Vuillard: Flowers on Mantel at Les Clayes (1935)

Édouard Vuillard: Flowers on a Mantelpiece at Les Clayes (1935)
“Magnificent peonies, at the point of wilting, have been arranged on a mantelpiece in front of a mirror. Depicted vividly in a matt paint, their deep red hue …

Edouard Vuillard: Two Seamstresses in the Workroom (1893)

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…

Edouard Vuillard: The Countess Marie-Blanche de Polignac

  Details Title: The countess Marie-Blanche de Polignac Date Created: 1928/1932 Provenance: Bequest of the Countess de Polignac, 1958 Physical Dimensions: w890 x h1160 cm Painter:Edouard Vuillard Original Title: La comtesse Marie-Blanche de Polignac Credit Line: © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN / Patrice Schmidt Type:Oil on canvas Rights: © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN / Patrice…