1889 World Exposition

Here are a few images from the 1889 World Exposition that was part of my Reacting to the Past Game Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89 (co-authored with Michael Marlais of Colby College and Nicolas W. Proctor of Simpson College).

The first image is of Georges Seurat at his one-man exhibition organized by the gallery owner/art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel (not pictured).

Here one of the American buyers, hunting for art at the Expo, is shown talking to Vincent Van Gogh.

And finally, the duo of gallery owner/dealer Georges Petit is standing with his favorite artist, who sold well at the Expo, Edgar Degas.

Thanks to Anita for the photos! And thanks to all of you who came out to the Exposition!


One Response to 1889 World Exposition

  1. […] Not every student workshop is as rewarding, but a good percentage of them are. Even more rewarding are the return visits when I’m invited to see the results of their work. If you read my previous post you know that I was very moved by the music videos produced by the World Music Survey FYS class last semester. I also enjoyed presentations by other classes. One group of students created a podcast styled as a radio talk show, complete with show host and book author acted out by the students.  Another group modeled their video presentation on a television news show with panelists and visiting “expert” to offer topical commentary. Yet another group exercised their creativity by writing and performing their own rap song (see Latin Collaboration below) to share the highlights of their collective research. These are just a few examples. I have to offer a disclaimer here, though. Sometimes I get to attend presentations that aren’t related to any work I’ve done with the students. One such example is the “1889 World Exposition,” where students take on the personas of great artists such as Picasso, Seurat and Degas. You can see photos of the event on the CFE blog. […]

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