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Worth a thousand words? Symbolist book illustration in France

  • Date 30 Jan 2020
  • Time 6-8pm
  • Category Exhibition and art

Worth a thousand words? Symbolist book illustration in France

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Avant-garde artists in late 19th-century France upended many time-honoured conventions of book illustration – not least, the relationship between text and image.

The Centre for Victorian Studies and Royal Holloway art collections host Rachel Sloan (Courtauld Gallery), who will explore these changes through three case studies: Paul Gauguin’s memoir Noa, Maurice Denis and André Gide’s Le Voyage d’Urien, and Odilon Redon’s albums inspired by Gustave Flaubert’s La Tentation de Saint-Antoine.

Admission free, no booking necessary.

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Paul Gauguin, Auti te pape © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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