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A Society Salon : Madeleine Lemaire’s Tuesdays (1880-1910)

Abstract : From the beginning of 1880s to 1910, the women painter Madeleine Lemaire (1845-1928) organized in his studio a salon, one of the most appreciated by the Parisian society. Breaking with the aristocratic codes, the hostess received there every Tuesday of May a group of regular customers: high society, politics and artists among whom Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet, Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn or Marcel Proust. Several iconographic documents (paintings, photographs, caricatures) illustrate or evoke these evenings where literature, theatre and music had a main place. From these documents which we shall cross with unpublished letters, gossip columns or memoirs, will redraw the activity of this untypical salon, its action in favour of the musical Avant-garde of the years 1870-1890 and the close connection between music, painting and literature which favoured her organizer.
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Fabien Guilloux. A Society Salon : Madeleine Lemaire’s Tuesdays (1880-1910). RIdIM 16th International Conference, RIdIM, Sep 2016, Saint-Pétersbourg, Russia. ⟨halshs-01422446⟩



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