• L'audace du jaune

    Author(s):
    Virginie Pouzet-Duzer (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    LLC 19th-Century French
    Subject(s):
    Art history, French literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    19th Century, french studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63K7K
    Abstract:
    “Real revolution of painting’s and fashion’s chromatics” according to one of Edmond de Goncourt’s diary entry written on February the 18th 1877, this article comes back to the flaming yellow of Henri Regnaults’Salomé. There, I show that the luminous Japanese shade – which was seen in turn as a question of chemistry, of contrasts of colors and as a matter of musicality by visitors and critics – is a perfect fit for the fin de siècle aesthetics. In consequence, yellow would be the audacious shade of a decadent era.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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