March 2020 book reviews

We read recent releases with a link to France. To be fair, each gets 20 minutes’ reading time. This month, we will look at The Killing of the Iron Twelve, The Private World of Edouard Vuillard, and City of Dark

Venus Betrayed: The Private World of Edouard Vuillard

Julia Frey, Reaktion Books, £39.95, ISBN: 978-1-78914-160-3

*** EDITOR'S CHOICE ***

Jean-Édouard Vuillard was a French painter from the Bourgogne region, whose influences are taken from the Nabi, the impressionism and the post-Impressionism movement.

Here, Julia Frey has not just written a simple biography of the artist but rather a full analysis of his life and work.

Each chapter has a specific theme which gathers several paintings and artworks of Vuillard while the author explains his life journey.

It is also very well illustrated so the reader is easily caught up in the story ...

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