The Société des Trois in the Nineteenth Century

The Translocal Artistic Union of Whistler, Fantin-Latour, and Legros
by Melissa Berry
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Research in Art History

Publication Date: December 15, 2017

ISBN: 9781351272902

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This book reframes the formative years of three significant artists: Henri Fantin-Latour, Alphonse Legros, and James McNeill Whistler. The trio’s coming together as the Société des trois occurred during the emergence of the artistic avant-garde—a movement toward individualism and self-expression. Though their oeuvres appear dissimilar, it is imperative that the three artists’ early work and letters be viewed in light of the Société, as it informed many of their decisions in both London and Paris. Each artist actively cultivated a translocal presence, creating artistic networks that transcended national borders. Thus, this bookwill serve as a comprehensive resource on the development, production, implications, and eventual end of the Société.