Friday, June 19, 2009

Washington, D.C. 2.1.92: Artists' Eyes and La Comédie Humaine

Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940): domestic scenes with a slight touch of humor underneath the depiction of the ordinary—the very ordinariness of late 19th-century bourgeois life made slightly ridiculous—or shown to be, as it actually is, ridiculous. Verges on comic-strip technique—small distortions of head size, exaggerations of obesity of women depicted in muumuus.

Pierre Bonnard, “The Open Window”: fascinating painting. I’d like to have a print of it.

Random notes at the Phillips Collection . . . .

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