This site was established in 2014 and has evolved over time. Some years I have done a lot. Some years very little. The early writing came from a cultural space: from personal essays illustrated by Picasso’s early works, to summaries of early Marxist texts, to Mad Men theorizing, to poetry (lots of poetry), flash fiction and essays.

Images from Modern Art at first reigned supreme. Then, due to copyright restrictions I started to make my own. Now, I have devoted this site mostly to writing in abecedarian sequence. I love the illogicity of language.

In tribute to the original name of this site:

Edouard Manet
Edouard Manet “A Bar at Folies Bergere” (1882). All works by Manet are in the public domain.

In the Spring of 1874, sixty-five artists held an exhibition, outside of the official annual Salon, at 35 Boulevard de Capucines in Paris. It was a big scandal. They called themselves the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, Etc. The critics called them the “Impressionists.”

Edouard Manet,
Edouard Manet, “The Café Concert” (1878-1879). All works by Manet are in the public domain.

Please contact me @ 1874exhibition@gmail.com for collaborations or other inquiries.

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      1. My pleasure. Well to be honest, I came to know that you are writing about art when I saw your blog posts with paintings. Maybe I can’t think the way like an artist to figure out what you meant when you said ” I use the images to illustrate my writing and decorate its walls”.

        And about your home page, it looks neat. Maybe you can provide some links to your favourite posts or recent posts. Otherwise only option is to click the top menu ‘posts’. Its always better to have links in handy rather than scrolling up to find the menu.
        These are just my suggestions

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  1. Just to let you know that I’ve just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I would love you to accept, but there’s obviously no obligation to do so. Your blog is definitely inspirational. The rules are on my post, should you accept. 🙂

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