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The Art of JAMA
January 19, 2016

The Doctor Henri Vaquez (1860-1936), CardiologistÉdouard Vuillard

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JAMA. 2016;315(3):230-231. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14060

Although he himself was said to shy away from society hubbub, the works of Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940) are often centered around people. The subjects can appear in comfy home interiors or in workplace environs that occasionally extended to the health care arena. Irrespective of the milieu, his works were often replete with detail down to the stippling in a wallpaper pattern. The inviting rooms in his works were aglow with the radiance of the lives of those pictured therein and have a sense of familiarity that may put viewers in mind of their own social circles. In his scenes there is an abiding calmness, even in the setting of a sickroom.

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