Posts Tagged 'Salon'

Market – “Lard for l’Art”

In her essay “Lard for l’Art”, Laura Prins discusses market developments in the art world of nineteenth century France. Prins gives a historical account of the practice and strategies of art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel and thus identifies a predecessor to more recent protagonists of the art market. Click here to read the essay.


Studio – An Elegant Radical

At the end of the nineteenth century, Edouard Manet opened his studio to friends or public on several occasions. Laura Prins investigates how this seemingly radical act led to a reevaluation of Manet’s artistic status, both past and present. Click here to read the essay.

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