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  • Misia and Valloton at Villeneuve, 1899.

    Misia and Valloton at Villeneuve, 1899.

    Edouard Vuillard

    Royal Academy | Burlington Gardens
    6 Burlington Gardens
    July 24, 2013–April 18, 2004

    MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS

    May 15–August 24, 2003

    Grand Palais
    3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
    September 23, 2003–January 4, 2004

    National Gallery of Art
    Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
    January 19–April 20, 2003

    In 1954 Fairfield Porter wrote of Edouard Vuillard, “We have not yet caught up with the extreme sophistication of his successes.” This exhibition of some 200 works, coupled with the simultaneous publication of a catalogue raisonné by Antoine Salomon and Guy Cogeval of the Montreal Musée des Beaux-Arts, should at the very least aid us in gaining ground on the great intimiste (Cogeval, along with a team of National Gallery curators, is responsible for the selection here). In addition to paintings and mural decorations, there are prints, drawings, and photographs (as museumgoers will discover, Vuillard was a master of the Kodak).