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Louis-François Bertin

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Description: Louis-François Bertin
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Description: Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in Nineteenth-Century French...
FANTIN-LATOUR has been the core of every chapter in this book so far. Courbet, Manet, and Degas have all been significant parts of the story, but it is in Fantin’s work that my key arguments have found their root. He has been my focus because his work’s engagement with group dynamics is the most deep and sustained, and because his painting’s best expose the...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.203-227
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

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