Vuillard’s “Landscapes and Interiors”
Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868–1940), Landscapes and Interiors: The Game of Checkers, 1899, Lithograph in four colors on chine volant paper; third and final state, Norton Simon Art Foundation
- 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Édouard Vuillard’s prints feature the same bold patterns and intimacy present in the small-scale paintings of domestic interiors for which he is known. Take a closer look at his celebrated print series Landscapes and Interiors in the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque.
- Free with museum admission.
- Space is limited to 20 participants. Sign up is required and is taken at the Information Desk when the museum opens on a first come, first served basis.
- Meets in Entrance Gallery
Known for his nudes and interiors, Pierre Bonnard spent his early years walking the streets of Paris, sketch pad in hand, capturing the bustling pace and energy of the city. He later referred to this subject as "the theater of the everyday," an approach to art-making that revels in the crowd and the spontaneous encounter. This lecture considers Bonnard’s early prints and paintings in light of the passive, quick-moving observation that generated them, highlighting their unique perspectives, empathy and humor. MORE INFO
Films & Performances:
Dancers and musicians. Performers and audience. A pas de deux. Choreographer Jackie Kopcsak (Assistant Professor, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance) and ArtistsPlus Productions bring the City of Light to life through an interdisciplinary performance that pairs the Parisian quotidien with the magic of contemporary dance. MORE INFO
Tours & Talks:
Explore the prints of Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in a tour of lithographs in the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. MORE INFO
Tours & Talks:
The posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are indelibly linked with belle époque Paris and its bohemian nightlife. They were radical in their execution and hugely influential with his contemporaries. Take a closer look at these iconic works along with his print series Elles, as seen in the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. MORE INFO
During a relatively brief career, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec produced over 360 prints and posters, a number of which rank among the best-known images in the history of art. This lecture examines the importance of the printmaking technique of lithography to Toulouse-Lautrec’s representation of celebrities in Paris around 1900. MORE INFO
Family, Youth & Teens:
Paris may be 5,633 miles away, but students can still make minimovies set in France by filming on the Museum’s grounds. Taking inspiration from the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque, filmmaking instructor Kim Adelman demonstrates storytelling shortcuts and in-camera techniques before leading teams of teens armed with iPads to shoot two-minute adventures set in the French capital. MORE INFO
Paris comes to Pasadena in a lively evening program focused on the exhibition By Day & by Night: Paris in the Belle Époque. Throughout the evening, enjoy live music and pop-up poems in the galleries, art-making activities for visitors of all ages, French-themed food and wine for sale in the café and more. MORE INFO