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Badauderies Parisiennes, Les rassemblements
Octave Uzanne, Felix Vallotton
Rijksstraatweg 8 A
2121 AE Bennebroek
The storyEditions: Numbered 113 from the edition of 220 copies, edited by Octave Uzanne, printed for Les Bibliohiles Indépendants at Floury.
Where during the 1890s many artists turned to color lithography, Felix Vallotton experimented with woodcuts in black and white. His main subject was, simply put, ‘crowds’, a new phemenon and a result of rapidly growing metropoles. Swiss-born Vallotton portrayed crowds during shopping, at a demonstration, watching an accident, gathering at a funeral. Badauderies Parisiennes is all about crowds and centers on the illustrations, the accompanying texts were written afterwards. Written contributions are by Tristan Bernard, Thadée Natanson and Jules Renard a.o.