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Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard

Friday 19 October 2018Sunday 20 January 2019

Marking the 150th anniversary of the French artist Edouard Vuillard’s birth in 1868, this exhibition centres on the first decade of his career, when his small-scale, highly appealing work, with its domestic subject matter, prompted one critic to dub him an 'intimist'. Includes paintings, pastels, prints and photographs lent by collections in Britain and Europe. Edouard Vuillard painted his mother more than 500 times throughout his career. Striving to establish himself among the French avant-garde, he lived and worked in modest apartments shared with his mother and other members of their family in Paris. He lovingly portrayed Madame Vuillard as carer, housewife and businesswoman, running a dress-making business from her dining room.

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Edouard Vuillard | mother | Nabis | painting | pastel | photographs | post-impressionism | prints


Barber Institute of Fine Arts
(Lady Barber Gallery)
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham West Midlands B15 2TS

phone 0121 414 7333
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