The journey of our illustrious visitors gave rise to take snapshots of a city were discovering every step thanks to the curiosity and… their cameras.
This was possible thanks to a number of important technical innovations in the field of photography that took place on precipitously in the late nineteenth century: dry collodion plates for negative, las pleasing to gel-bromide plate, the paper prints aristotype… And in 1888, are introduced to the market the first handheld cameras, being the most commercialized Kodak, our travelers carrying luggage on this legendary and little-known tour Spanish that took them to Sevilla, Cordova, Granada, Zaragoza and Toledo.
They must have at least two cameras, as evidenced by the fact that in the first fototografía our previous chapter Vuillard wearing a low arm; Clearly, the second was that Prince Bibescos used for taking the image itself. Anyway it seems strange that no take Bonnard own a third of its interest in the new technology.
Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940)
“I could not see a door without asking who the traverse, or watch a park bench not imagine who would have been the last to sit. He was a keen observer, not taking anything for granted”. (John Russell).
Intimacy was one of the topics identifiers Vuillard. Perhaps the feminine vibe of their family environment determined its commitment to privacy. In fact remained unmarried with his mother, widow, while it lived. From his mother's profession, lingerie and trimmings, acquired a refined taste for the tissues reflected in paintings and scenery, touched by an air of serene everyday life. So much so that during exposure 1892 Impressionist and Symbolist Review described his work as intimate.
Discreet in relation to your personal life, his diaries were not published until several decades after his death that we realized his numerous lovers, including the very Isadora Duncan.
In 1868 is inscribió has the École des eaux-Arts de París, although he also studied at the Académie Jullian, and his diary is full of reviews of the education he received. In 1890, two years and because of his friendship with Pierre Bonnard, faithful friend since, became involved with the Nabis group.
From the nineties Vuillard painting was leaving the Nabis style and turned towards a greater use of natural light and a growing tendency to define more precise details with drawing. In 1900 was already a recognized artist with many orders. And precisely in 1901, year of his trip to Spain, first exhibited at the Salon des Independants. I do not do portraits, I paint people in their homes, used to say. From 1910, genre occupied most of his creative time.
It will continue…