Rachel Cohen

Weekend Glimpse Vuillard

Weekend Glimpse Vuillard

This painting by Édouard Vuillard is called Landscape: Window Overlooking the Woods. It was painted in 1899. It used to hang in a different room on the second floor of the Art Institute of Chicago, in a side room against a dark red wall. This was a quite wonderful color that brought out the richness and browns that are an important part of it.

It is always nice to take a deep breath before this painting, which is massive — eight feet high and more than twelve feet long. It was meant to feel like a tapestry, and it does.

Wishing you a deep breath.