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Édouard Vuillard: Resources for Further Learning

Key Terms

  • Easel canvas paintings
  • Fin de siècle
  • Nabis 
  • Painter of modern life
  • Post-Impressionist
  • Scenic design
  • Synthetic dyes and pigments
  • Textile industry - nineteenth century

Related Artists

  • Pierre Bonnard
  • Romain Coolus
  • Maurice Denis
  • Paul Gauguin 
  • Ker-Xavier Roussel
  • Félix Valloton

Subject Headings

  • Art - Conservation and Restoration
  • Artist's Materials
  • Conservation Methods
  • Dyes - Artificial and Natural 
  • Painting - Conservation and Restoration
  • Picture Frames and Framing - Technique
  • Pigments
  • Prints - chromolithograph and Japanese woodblock
  • Prints and Printmaking
  • Supports
  • Textile - Fabrics and Industry 

Recommended Reading

Conservation and Technical Art History 

Atkinson, J. (2017). The diversity of dyes in history and archaeology. Archetype Publication.

Callen, A. (1982). Techniques of the Impressionists. Quarto Publishing.

Costaras, N., Glanville, H., Lowry, K., Balch, P. Sutcliffe, V., and Saltmarsh, P. (2017). A changing art: Nineteenth century painting practice and conservation. Archetype Publication.  

Emsley, J. (2005). The elements of murder. Oxford University Press.

Finlay, V. (2014). The brilliant history of color in art (3rd ed.). J. Paul Getty Trust.

Finlay, V. (2004). Color: A natural history of the palette. Random House.

Gage, J. (1993). Color and culture. Bulfinch Press.

Kalba, L. (2017). Color in the age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art. The Pennsylvania State University Press.

St. Clair, K. (2016). The secret lives of color. Penguin Books.

Stols-Witlox, M. (2017) A perfect ground: Preparatory layers for oil paintings, 1550-1900. Archetype Publications.


Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art

Amory, D. (2014). Madame Cezanne. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Garb, T. (2007). The painted face: Portraits of women in France, 1814-1914. Yale University Press.

Herbert, R. (1988). Impressionism: art, leisure, and Parisian society. Yale University Press.

Kessler, M. (2006). Sheer presence: the veil in Manet's Paris. University of Minnesota Press.

Monet, C. (1989). Monet by himself. (R. Kendall, Ed.) MacDonald & Co. 

Wahl, K. (2013). Dressed as in a painting: Women and British aestheticism in an age of reform. University of New Hampshire Press.

Young, M. (2015) Realism in the age of Impressionism: Painting and the politics of time. Yale University Press.


Vision and Modernity

Crary, J. (1992). Techniques of the observer: On vision and modernity in the nineteenth century. MIT Press.

Elkins, J. (1999). What painting is. Routledge.

Elkins, J. (1996). The object stares back: On the nature of seeing. Simon & Schuster.

Kirsh, A. and Levenson, R. (2000). Seeing through paintings: Physical examination in art historical studies. Yale University Press.

Wieseman, M. (2010). A closer look: Deceptions & discoveries. The National Gallery.