Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Café Wepler

Title

Café Wepler

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Although the composition seems rather casual, the artist carefully organized it with curving patterns. For instance, the shape of the huge arches at the back of the room is subtly repeated in the backs of the chairs. Vuillard also used color and light to visually unite the scene. Thus the walls, tables and even the people seem to dissolve into patches of white-tinted color and flickering light. Vuillard was preoccupied with this canvas over the course of several years. He probably began the painting in 1908 after he moved to an apartment near the café.

Keywords

Cleveland, Ohio, Paris, France, Style: French Nabi/Post-Impressionist, School: Nabi/Post-Impressionist, Movement: French Nabi/Post-Impressionism, oil paintings --

Subject: topical

Style: French Nabi/Post-Impressionist; School: Nabi/Post-Impressionist; Movement: French Nabi/Post-Impressionism; oil paintings --

Subject: geographic

Cleveland, Ohio; Paris, France

Time Period

C. 1908-1910, reworked in 1912. Signed bottom right in red (stamp?): E. Vuillard

Rights

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Access Restrictions

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Genre

picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0027

Café Wepler

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