35.6 x 28 cm art print featuring La Fenêtre ouverte [The Open Window] by Edouard Vuillard from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. This print comes delivered rolled in a cardboard tube.
This room is part of the apartment Vuillard shared with his mother at 28 rue Truffaut, Paris. The woman seen on the left of this painting is the artist’s mother, who ran a corset-making business from home. Vuillard’s painting is a study of the relationship between indoor and outdoor light.
Much like the Impressionist painters who worked some years prior to the date of this painting, Vuillard was particularly interested on the effect of light on colour. The tonal quality of this scene and the dappled brushstrokes make the painting less flat and more decorative than earlier work.
Jean-Édouard Vuillard (11 November 1868 – 21 June 1940) was a French painter, decorative artist and printmaker.