La Chambre rose [The Pink Bedroom] by Edouard Vuillard greeting card
Single greeting card featuring the artwork La Chambre rose [The Pink Bedroom] by Edouard Vuillard, part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection. Single card printed onto textured card with envelope, blank inside.
Vuillard often left unpainted areas on his work, and does so here to great effect, with areas on the right of the canvas left bare. In this impressionistic painting the artist shows the effect of bright sunlight in a room, making positive use of the bare areas of primed canvas to emphasise shadow and create space around the vase of flowers on the table.
Vuillard leaves it to the viewer to ‘fill in’ parts of the scene where shapes have been suggested – this is particularly evident on the flowers and the door on the right. Hints of dark outline in the foreground create the perspective of our viewpoint as spectators inside the room, standing over the end of the table.
Jean-Édouard Vuillard (11 November 1868 – 21 June 1940) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis.