Man Loved Mum
New (and Free) Exhibition at the Barber
Nabi artist Édouard Vuillard spent a hefty portion of his artistic career knocking out paint and pastel pictures of his beloved mother — sometimes as the main focus, sometimes as a bit part player, but almost ever present. So much so, that the Barber’s latest expo is the first to feature naught but his depictions of the old dear, and the first UK show to big-up the artist in nearly 15 years. Bare time. This incredible selection from the total 500 mum-pics comes from public and private collections in the UK and France and helped garner Vuillard the reputation of the ‘intimist’ among his French avant-garde chums. Marking his big one-five-oh, the at times humorous showcase (see her hands above? He's messing with you) is also accompanied by a series of talks, a study afternoon and art workshops for all. Maman runs til January 20. Entry is free.
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