Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)

Edouard VuillardAutoportrait à la canne et au canotier© Paris 2003
This exhibition is the most important ever devoted to Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940). For the first time the whole extent of the artist's career, spanning from the 1890's to the 1930's, can be analysed in depth. The 280 pieces presented - paintings, graphic works and photographs from public and private collections in many countries as well as from the artist's workshop archives - include both famous pieces and artworks never exhibited before. An important place is given to the artist's decorative painting. From the Nabi Vuillard to the portrait painter of interwar Paris, the purpose of the exhibition is to explore all the aspects of a multi-faceted artist who never ceased to celebrate the union of intelligence and sensuality.

Curators

General curator

Guy Cogeval, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
Curators : Laurence des Cars, curator, Musée d'Orsay Kimberly Jones, Assistant Curator, Department of French Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington MaryAnne Stevens, Collections Secretary and Senior Curator, Royal Academy of Arts, London.


Organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Also shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from 19 January to 20 April 2003, at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, from 15 May to 24 August 2003 and at the Royal Academy of Arts, London from 27 January 2004 to 27 April 2004.


Sponsored in Paris, Washington and Montreal by Airbus.

Publications

Periodical
48/14, La revue du musée d'Orsay, issue # 17, Autumn 2003
Musée d'Orsay / Réunion des musées nationaux
€ 11

Exhibition catalogue
Edouard Vuillard
Réunion des musées nationaux / Musée d'Orsay / National Gallery of Arts / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Royal Academy of Arts

25 September 2003 - 4 January 2004

Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais


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