French painter Jean Edouard Vuillard, who lived between 1868 and 1940, was a decorative artist and also a printer. Vuillard, a group of young French artists from 1891 to 1900 who played an important role in the transition from impressionism and academic art to abstract art, symbolism and other early modernist movements, painting incorporating purely colored spaces and interior scenes influenced by Japanese prints. He was a prominent member of a group called the Nabis (Hebrew for prophet).
Édouard Vuillard Painting Technique, Style
Another aspect of Nabi's philosophy shared by Vuillard was the idea that decorative art was of equal value to traditional easel painting. He created painting theater sets, decorative murals and painted screens, panels for interior decoration, prints, designs for plates and stained glass windows, and ceramic plates.
He used some of the techniques he used to make theater scenes, such as peinture à la colle or distemper (a type of decorative paint supported by animal glues), which allowed him to make large panels faster. Originally used in Renaissance frescoes, this method involved using rabbit skin glue as a binder mixed with chalk and white pigment to make gesso (a type of primer used for surface lining in painting), a smooth coating applied to the wood panels or canvas on which the painting was made. This allowed the painter to achieve finer detail and color from the canvas, and it was waterproof. In 1892 Paul Desmarais received his first decorative task to paint six paintings to be placed above the entrances to his family's hall. He designed his panels and murals to fit the architectural setting and the client's interests. After 1900, when the Nabis disbanded, he adopted a more realistic style, painting landscapes and interiors with generous detail and vibrant colours. In the 1920s and 1930s he painted portraits of prominent figures in French industry and art.
Vuillard made his best paintings inspired by the momentary activity around him, which gave it a mysterious, ritualistic character. He used flat patterns in which his figures were embedded to express both emotions and ideas.
Contrary to the more "art for art's sake" approaches of the Symbolists, Vuillard created architectural large-scale displays and murals that were part of the applied arts in design, leading modernists to seek to help connect them with society.
Vuilliard designed decorations for the Palais de Chaillot in 1937 and the League of Nations Palace in Geneva in 1938. In 1938 he received a major retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts.
Édouard Vuillard Famous Works, Paintings
Vuilliard, who died at the age of 72, went back; Dinner (1889), Suitor (1893), Public Gardens - Two students (1894), Insiders - Intimacy (1896), Arthur Fontaine Reading (1904), Streets of Paris Decorative Panels (1908), Morning Concert at Place Vintimille ( 1938) and many other works.
Édouard Vuillard Paintings, Oil Paint Reproduction, Canvas Prints, Drawing Paper, High Resolution Image Sales
Édouard Vuillard‘s works are drawn by master painters as oil painting reproductions. We also sell canvas prints, art drawing paper prints, and high resolution image (picture). Canvas is printed on high quality linen using original interior paints; prints have vibrantly colored and realistic. Optionally, oil paint brush effects are made on canvas sales. Drawing paper prints is done on 250 grams thick paint paper. Our art experts perform quality control for artistic aesthetics before products are shipped to the customer.