Thursday, October 26

Jean-Louis Forain

Au Théâtre 1882
Wikipedia - "Jean-Louis Forain (23 October 1852 – 11 July 1931) was a French Impressionist painter, lithographer, watercolorist and etcher. ... Forain's quick and often biting wit allowed him to befriend poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine as well as many writers, most notably Joris-Karl Huysmans. He was one of only 'seven known recipients' to receive a first edition of A Season in Hell directly from Rimbaud. ... A follower and protégé of Degas, Forain joined the Impressionist circle in time to take part in the fourth independent exhibition in 1879; he participated in three of the four landmark shows that followed between 1879 and 1884. Influenced by Impressionist theories on light and color, he preferred to depict scenes of everyday life: his watercolors, pastels, and paintings focused on Parisian popular entertainments and themes of modernity—the racetrack, the ballet, the comic opera, and bustling cafés. ..."
Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide
Social Life in Jean-Louis Forain's Paris 1852-1931
YouTube: Jean-Louis Forain

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