• Children in a Room

    Artist:
    Vuillard, Jean Edouard. 1868-1940
    Technique:
    gouache on paper pasted on canvas
    Dimensions:
    84,5x77,7 cm

Vuillard, Jean Edouard. 1868-1940

Children in a Room

France, circa 1909

Vuillard is the last Impressionist of the 20th century. He was interested in the light and colour interaction within the intimate space of a room, while his predecessors were engaged in representing this interaction in the open air. In the artist's works interiors are rather an emotional medium penetrated with comfort and tranquillity than a background for his characters (in this case depicted are probably Vuillard's nephews). A balcony or a window depicted in the background is one of his most important devices: the diffused light flowing from the outside fills the interior, absorbing bright colours and transforming the shapes into a decorative patch; and only the contours of the carpet, screen and balcony railings, which form the structural basis of the composition, are left well defined.

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Children in a Room

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gouache on paper pasted on canvas

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84,5x77,7 cm

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Formerly in the Museum of New Western Art

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ОР-42153

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