ΩTHE OPIUM SLEEPΩ

“Decadence is the total loss of unconsciousness, which is the very basis of life. Could it think, the heart would stop beating.” Pessoa

Members of the artist group “Les Nabis”: Ker-Xavier Roussel (1867-1944), Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), Romain Coolus (1868-1952), Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), 1899

Members of the artist group “Les Nabis”: Ker-Xavier Roussel (1867-1944), Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), Romain Coolus (1868-1952), Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), 1899

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Portrait de Mademoiselle Jacqueline Fontaine, Étude (executed in 1911 and reworked in 1932). Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940). Pastel and watercolour on paper laid down on canvas. 
Industrialist and art patron Arthur Fontaine commissioned Vuillard to execute a portrait of his teenage daughter. Vuillard struggled to achieve the full monumentality of a full frontal portrait, which he had not attempted since 1893. Vuillard finally solved the problem by painting Jacqueline from life.

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Portrait de Mademoiselle Jacqueline Fontaine, Étude (executed in 1911 and reworked in 1932). Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940). Pastel and watercolour on paper laid down on canvas. 

Industrialist and art patron Arthur Fontaine commissioned Vuillard to execute a portrait of his teenage daughter. Vuillard struggled to achieve the full monumentality of a full frontal portrait, which he had not attempted since 1893. Vuillard finally solved the problem by painting Jacqueline from life.