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28 May 2019


The Vuillard exhibition has opened at the Holburne in Bath. This is how the Telegraph began its review last week: ‘Edouard Vuillard rarely left the Paris apartment he shared with his elderly mother and at first sight his paintings appear inconsequential: a woman standing in blurred profile in a doorway, a man’s back silhouetted against patterned wallpaper – all rendered in rather blotchy oil paint.’ But they are not inconsequential, not at all, the paintings are extraordinary. This is Two Seamstresses in the Workroom 1893 normally at the National Gallery of Scotland.

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