"Un jardin incomparable". Pays et modernité dans les images du Midi méditerranée, 1880-1905.

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Abstract / Description of output

A discussion of the effect of modernity and tourism on the imagery of the French Mediterranean coast, the essay brings into play both visiting artists - well known ones such as Monet and Signac as well as little known ones such as Auburtin - and local artists such as Maillol and Laugé. It considers how northern painters tended to ideal the south as an untouched paradise, often approaching it via cultural prisms. It closes with a section on artists and their support systems in the Roussillon c.1900 and a discussion of how public and private decorations painted for Parisian buildings in the early 20th century by artists such as Martin and Auburtin 'imported' to the capital the idealised image of the south, in an ideological articulation of the Third Republic's concern with a unified France.
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationLe Grand Atelier du Midi
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherRéunion des Musées Nationaux
Pages106-16, 264-5.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-2-7118-6033-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Mediterranean; Third Republic; Monet; Matisse; Denis; Signac.

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