About this artwork
Like many of his American contemporaries, Richard E. Miller studied at the Académie Julian in Paris and spent time at Giverny, the site of Claude Monet’s country home. Sunlight is one of a group of paintings depicting scenes of women outdoors or in sunlit interiors. The light filling the room is diffused evenly over the models, objects, and windows, creating a variety of decorative patterns. In his interest in painting as nonnarrative and his technical experiments with thickly applied color over thin layers of pigment Miller is not dissimilar to one of his many influences, Édouard Vuillard.
- Richard E. Miller
- United States
- Oil on canvas
- Signed lower left: Miller
- 114.3 × 146.1 cm (45 × 57 1/2 in.)
- Friends of American Art Collection