More about Vuillard
Filed under Practice, Sketchbooks
Tagged as Graphite, Interiors, Perspective, Post-Impressionists, Vuillard
Vuillard has such a fluent touch and seems at ease with his “notational” drawings like these, before he ventures into the large and sustained paintings. I wish I knew better how he actually handled the hot rabbit skin glue paint that looks much like Casein. The works I have seen in Paris have a dry surface and a heavy layered surface, so I wonder if the have been lined with a hard substrate to help avoid cracks? Any ideas?
Bill, it would be interesting to talk to a conservator at the museum about that. Glue does tend to crack if flexed. Bernard Dunstan’s book The Painting Methods of the Impressionists has a good section on Vuillard’s processes. Unfortunately my copy wandered off some time ago.
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