On the website for the Edouard Vuillard show at The Jewish Museum, a lovely show of gem-like portraits and interiors, I found images of two versions of the Bloch family portrait along with preliminary pastel sketches that reveal how this beautiful painting took shape. Here they are, along with an interview with Claude Bloch Dalsace, one of the children depicted in the painting.
"Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940," The Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Through September 23, 2012.
NOTE: For readers who use pastels, check out the Mount Vision Pastel Company.
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