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Description: Mary Cassatt: A Life
~Mary Cassatt made her real debut at the age of thirty-four when the Impressionist exhibition opened on April 10, 1879. While we know little about what kind of “openings” the Impressionists held, it was common at that time to have a reception of some sort for which invitations were sent to friends, family, and VIPs to see the exhibition before it was open to...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.133-177
Description: Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time
At the Paris Salon of 1882, James Ensor exhibited the canvas now known as Russian Music for the first time outside his native Belgium (fig. 105).See Xavier Tricot, James Ensor, Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, vol. 1 (Antwerp: Pandora Ortelius, 1992), 180. Originally titled Chez Miss, his depiction of a light-filled drawing room, a woman playing a piano, and a seated, listening man had drawn little attention the year before when it hung near Jules Bastien-Lepage’s Les Foins at the Triennial Salon in...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.165-203
Description: Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society
The flâneur, the purposeful male stroller, was a principal performer in the theater of daily life in Paris in mid-century, if we judge by his importance in writings of the era. A journalist, writer, or illustrator, he looked about with the acute eye of a detective, sizing up persons and events with a clinical detachment as though natural events could tell him their own...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.33-57

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