Édouard Vuillard. In the Louvre

Paintings for a Basel Villa

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Édouard Vuillard’s fascinating views of the Louvre for a villa in Basel

This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2021.

ISBN: 9783777437590 Category:

Description

In 1921/22 Édouard Vuillard created a cycle of six paintings for the entrance hall of the Villa Bauer in Basel. Four large-format pictures show exhibition rooms in the Louvre from Antiquity to French Rococo painting. Two overdoors provide an intimate insight into the artist’s art collection.

The cycle of paintings is of outstanding quality as regards both content and form, but it to date has seldom been examined and exhibited. It was created immediately after the end of the First World War and the re-opening of the Louvre. Vuillard’s Louvre pictures are a humanist manifesto for the social importance and responsibility of museums as places that preserve the evidence of human creativity for future generations.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 21.5 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 28 December 2021
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Basler Versicherung AG and Martin Schwandner, Contributions by M. Chivot, L. Gloor, D. Huber, M. Schwander, and B. Vischer
Dimensions 21.5 x 28.5 cm
Weight 300 g

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