Felix Edouard Vallotton: The Balloon
The Balloon (or The Ball) is one of the best known paintings by Félix Vallotton, a Swiss painter who was in close touch with the Nabis from 1891. This bird’s-eye view figures a park or public garden, places often painted by Bonnard or Vuillard. Against the broad ochre stretch of ground and the deep shade of the trees, pierced by a pale area, the running child makes a bright splash of light preceded by a dark shadow. This masterpiece is now located in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France.