Exhibit image
12 9.5 (4)

The Seamstress  1893

by Édouard Vuillard

Vuillard was an intensely private person who preferred to paint small interior scenes peopled by his family and friends. In this image, scraps of ribbon and lace, chintz draperies and the wallpaper of his mother's dressmaking shop interlock to form decorative patterns. They create a subtle interplay of greys, browns and red, interrupted by the clamorous pink windowpanes. [...
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art