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Talk - Worth a thousand words? Symbolist book illustration in France

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Archives Reading Room, Lower Ground Floor, Emily Wilding Davison Building

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham

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Join us for a talk on how avant-garde French artists, like Paul Gauguin, revolutionised book illustration.

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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.

Royal Holloway, University of London, hosts Dr Rachel Sloan (The Courtauld Gallery), who will explore these changes through three case studies: Paul Gauguin's memoir Noa 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.

Image detail from Paul Gauguin, Maruru © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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