|Vuillard, The Reader, 1896|
Every year for the holiday my mom gets me a planner with paintings in it. They are from Pomegranate if you want one, which I posted about in the post below.
Anyways, I can never help myself from immediately looking through the whole year of pictures. This 2012 edition had Vuillard's painting in it and I just adore it. The spatial illusions that he has created through pattern here are genius! After a few minutes of looking the whole thing levitates up and off the paper. What I would give to see this 84 x 61 inch beauty in Paris. A masterpiece.
I'm gathering some thoughts on pattern and piling space which are paramount to my recent paintings and I think I'll do a few posts on that coming up.
I am a painter born and living in Philadelphia. I started this blog as a way to organize and collect my own sources of inspiration, and reflect on my experiences looking at and making paintings. With so much art buzzing around the internet, I felt like carving out this little space for a particular type of seeing and making, and drawing connections between them.