Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard

Leading French modernist Édouard Vuillard painted his mother more than 500 times – a preoccupation explored in this season’s major exhibition at the Barber Institute.

Curated by Dr Francesca Berry, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies, Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard (19 October 2018 to 20 January 2019) focuses on Vuillard’s fascination with his mother’s roles as care-giver and housewife, artisan and businesswoman. The pair shared Paris apartments throughout his career, Vuillard operating a bedroom-studio while his mother ran her dressmaking business from the dining room.

The exhibition – already featured extensively in the Daily Telegraph, Observer and Financial Times – includes dazzling paintings, prints and photographs from collections in the UK and France, including Tate, the British Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, the Picasso Museum and the Archives Vuillard in Paris.

Read more at http://barber.org.uk/maman/

A catalogue, Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard, written by Francesca and Mathias Chivot (Director of the Archives Vuillard, Paris) is published by Paul Holberton Publishing to accompany the exhibition.