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Bridget Alsdorf

Bridget Alsdorf teaches at Princeton. She is the author of Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in 19th-Century French Painting.

At the Royal Academy: Félix Vallotton

Bridget Alsdorf, 26 September 2019

In​ 1897 or 1898, Edouard Vuillard gave Félix Vallotton one of his most important paintings. Vuillard’s Large Interior with Six Figures appears in two of Vallotton’s paintings, hanging on the wall and reflected in a mirror. It is quintessential early Vuillard: an intimate world ruled by women, jigsawed into place by wallpaper, curtains and rugs, any anxiety or conflict...

Fantin-Latour

Julian Barnes, 11 April 2013

Thirty-four men, 20 of them standing, 14 sitting, spread across four paintings and 21 years. Almost all are sombrely dressed, in the black frock coat worn by bourgeois and artist alike in the...

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