April 13, 2016

Painting With The Girls 104

April 13, 2016.

Day 104 (262 days to go)

Jefferson Basin

Watercolor Postcard, collage, 5X7Matted

Vuillard (1868-1940) was a French painter who followed the footsteps of Gauguin with his approach to painting patches and shapes. He was part of a group known as the Nabis.  He was trained formally at the École des Beaux-Arts, but felt obliged to continue the work of the Impressionists and aim to create the art for the twentieth century. He lived with his sister and mother, a seamstress, until he was sixty. He was well familiar with the domestic life of a woman and liked painting while indoors. He mainly focused on patterns of fabrics, and the decorative aspects of interiors. It is composition of colors and shapes that set the soft atmosphere of his paintings.