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The Avenue (L'Avenue)

Édouard Vuillard

European Art

Édouard Vuillard’s suite of twelve color lithographs Landscapes and Interiors was published by Ambroise Vollard the same year as Pierre Bonnard’s Some Aspects of Parisian Life, on view nearby. Like Bonnard, Vuillard was profoundly influenced by the dense decorative patterns, flat color blocks, and compressed perspectives—in which near and far are described with colors of the same intensity—that characterize prints made about a hundred years earlier by Japanese artists such as Katsushika Hokusai. Vuillard also shared an interest in the similar subject matter of intimate spaces and everyday activities of strolling and socializing.
PORTFOLIO/SERIES Paysages et Intérieurs
MEDIUM Color lithograph on laid paper
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1899
    DIMENSIONS image: 12 3/8 × 16 3/8 in. (31.4 × 41.6 cm) sheet: 13 1/8 × 17 11/16 in. (33.3 × 44.9 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed, "EVuillard" lower right in graphite
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE By exchange
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940). The Avenue (L'Avenue), 1899. Color lithograph on laid paper, image: 12 3/8 × 16 3/8 in. (31.4 × 41.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 37.149.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.149.3_SL4.jpg)
    EDITION Edition: 100
    IMAGE overall, 37.149.3_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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