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Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."



Edouard Vuillard. Thadée Natanson at His Desk. c. 1899, oil on cardboard, mounted on panel. Collection of Helen Frankenthaler.

Ever since I was in graduate school, I’ve known that Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was a member of Les Nabis (Hebrew and Arabic for “prophets”), that group of avant-garde painters in the 1890s who took as their point of departure the “synthetism” of Paul Gauguin. I also knew that  Read More 
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