La raison probante (The Cogent Reason), a woodcut from the series Intimités (1898). Félix Edouard Vallotton (Swiss, 1865-1925).
Vallotton’s graphic art reached its highest development in Intimités (Intimacies), a series of ten interiors published in 1898 by the Revue Blanche, which deal with tension between men and women. Vallotton’s woodcuts were widely disseminated in periodicals and books in Europe as well as in the US, and have been suggested as a significant influence on the graphic art of Edvard Munch, Aubrey Beardsley, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
View from the Artist’s Window, rue de la Tour
Edouard Vuillard - circa 1906