Category Archives: 19th Century French painting

Puvis

“After Stéphane Mallarmé, after Paul Verlaine, after Gustave Moreau, after Puvis de Chavannes, after our own verse, after all our subtle colour and nervous rhythm, after the faint mixed tints of Conder, what more is possible? After us the Savage … Continue reading

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Stéphane Mallarmé Letter to Théodore Aubenel

Édouard Manet, Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé, 1876 July 28, 1866 I haven’t had a moment to explain the enigma of my last letter, and I certainly don’t want to be an enigma to such good friends as you, even though … Continue reading

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Gustave Doré’s Baron Munchausen

Gustave Doré’s depiction of Baron Munchausen, c. 1880 Another little frisson viewing Jahsonic’s blog (which I now consider a fortuitous meeting of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table) was his post on Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures … Continue reading

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Orlando Furioso

Gustave Doré, illustration for  Orlando Furioso (The Madness of Orlando), 1877 I wanted to turn my attention to something that will take my mind off the art swindle I’ve lately been writing about and I thought Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso along … Continue reading

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Edgar Degas

Painting, is it meant to be seen? One works for two or three living friends, and for others one hasn’t met or who have died. — Edgar Degas “The art of painting is to surround a touch of Venetian red … Continue reading

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Edouard Vuillard, Exquisite Soul

Edouard Vuillard, The Terrace at Vasouy, the Garden, 1901, reworked 1935, National Gallery, London Edouard Vuillard has long been one of my favorite painters, and my affection for him has never wavered since I first fell in love with his … Continue reading

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Pissarro and Cézanne to Gorky

Camille Pissarro, Le Potager de Pissarro á Pontoise, 1877 Paul Cézanne, Le Potager de Pissarro á Pontoise, 1877 In my last post (https://trueoutsider.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/camille-pissarro-les-turpitudes-sociales/) on Pissarro I was touching on what I find missing from a large part of the landslide epidemic … Continue reading

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