Barber Institute of Fine Art Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard exhibition catalogue

Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard

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Marking 150 years since the artist’s birth in 1868, this exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at the Barber Institute of Fine Art is the first dedicated exclusively to Édouard Vuillard's portrayal of his mother, Madame Marie Michaud Vuillard.

Very few artists have so consistently and obsessively depicted their mother in their art as much as Édouard Vuillard. It is no surprise that in 1920 Vuillard went as far as to say, ‘Ma maman, c’est ma muse’.

Through a series of paintings, photographs and works on paper, this book explores the diverse domestic roles and responsibilities of a petit-bourgeois widow at the turn of the 20th century. In addition, it examines how Vuillard’s practice as a modernist and his development of Intimisme was shaped by, and complemented, the intimate subject that was his mother.

The exhibition catalogue features an essay on Madame Vuillard's role in her son's practice by the exhibition's curator, Dr Francesca Berry, and an essay on Vuillard and photography by Mathias Chivot of the Archives Vuillard-Archives Roussel, Paris.

  • Authors: Francesca Berry and Mathias Chivot
  • Paperback: 84 pages | 50 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911300465
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 20.9 cm