Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Post-Impressionist–Inside a Parisian Apartment

Edouard Vuillard, The Yellow Curtain, c. 1893, oil on canvas, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Title: The Yellow Curtain, c. 1893

Artist: Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)


What’s behind The Yellow Curtain? A mirror and table? Plus another curtain of multi-colored patterns, contrasting to the solidity of the heavier one-toned fabric that the woman pulls slowly aside? Edouard Vuillard was a master of interiors, often set in his family’s tiny Parisian apartment where he lived with his seamstress mother and siblings.

Like his contemporaries Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) who were highlighted in yesterday’s blog, Vuillard focused on his home as a source of his creative vision. (See:






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