Impressionism according to Mallarmé


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The information is incomplete and maybe partly incorrect.


Impressionism: a historical reconstruction


according to Mallarmé

Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-98) was a poet, writer (on Symbolism) and art-critic. He defended (para-)impressionists’ like Manet, Whistler and Morisot. His house at the Rue de Rome is a meeting place (R3). He was befriended with Degas, Morisot, Redon, Renoir, Whistler. In 1883 he began to admire Gauguin. April 1892 he persuaded the state to buy Renoir’s ‘young girls at the piano’↓ (R31,no.91). At the end of 1892 Renoir made a portrait of him. 1898/09/09 he died. Renoir attended his funeral two days later.
On this page we will look (in the future) at an article that Mallarmé wrote in 1876 and his view on Impressionism.


The Impressionists and Edouard Manet (1876):
Stéphane Mallarmé wrote in 1876 an article that was called “The Impressionists and Edouard Manet“. It was published 1876/09/30 in the 1st volume (no.9, pages 117-122) of the Art Monthly Review and Photographic Portfolio in London. Eisenman extendedly relates to this article (R2,p53-55).
Mallarmé (1876) stated ‘in the open air can the flesh tints of a model keep their true qualities’ (R2,p54).
Mallarmé (1876) wrote about ‘contours consumed by the sun’ (R2,p54).