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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.” I think specific dates and specific places are important. Particularly the succession of dates and events and places. Okay, history.

Edouard Manet,
Edouard Manet, “The Café Concert” (1878-1879). All works by Manet are in the public domain.
Kintsukuroi is a Japanese noun meaning “to repair with gold” and is the “art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.” I write in 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 into the realm of the spirit. Images, however, reign supreme. At first, I used modern art, but now I mostly make my own.

I went down the rabbit hole and I haven’t looked back. Please contact me @ 1874exhibition@gmail.com for collaborations or other inquiries.

28 thoughts on “About

      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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