Happy Birthday Edouard Vuillard!! The French Post-Impressionist, born in 1868, was a close contemporary of Pierre Bonnard. The two artists came from “bourgeois” backgrounds and were reluctant to abandon that luxury. Both were enamored with intimate interiors, filled with intricate floral patterns. Vuillard’s mother was a seamstress and is the influence and subject of many of his paintings. He is said to claim he does not paint portraits, but “paints people at home”. His domestic scenes have an almost claustrophobic feel, crowded with fabrics, patterns, and detail. Woman in a Striped Dress is included here as an example.