Avant-Garde Realism in France

THE AVANT-GARDE IN FRANCE The Generation of Realism In 1845, The art critic, Théophile Thoré (who “discovered” Vermeer) complained that French art was “..without system, without direction, and abandoned to individual fantasy.” According to...

The Origins of Art Criticism

FROM DENIS DIDEROT TO THÉOPHILE GAUTIER The Origins of Art Criticism: 1750-1850 According to Théophile Gautier, writing in 1854, “In his immortal Salons, Diderot founded the criticism of painting.” Indeed Gautier modeled his method of discussing...
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