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1888 in art

Events

  • February – Fifth annual exhibition of Les XX, at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels. Artists invited to show in addition to members of the group include Henri-Edmond Cross, Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and James McNeill Whistler
  • February 21 – Vincent van Gogh moves to Arles where he will be very productive as a painter
  • March – Van Gogh begins his Langlois Bridge at Arles series
  • March 22 – Fourth exhibition by the Société des Artistes Indépendants opens in Paris; it includes three paintings by van Gogh
  • June – Van Gogh visits Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
  • July 14
  • The Monument à Léon Gambetta, by Jean-Paul Aubé, is inaugurated at the Louvre
  • Critic Emile Hennequin drowns at Samois-sur-Seine before his protégé Odilon Redon
  • August – Van Gogh begins his Décoration for the Yellow House at Arles including the Arles Sunflowers series of paintings
  • August 11 – James McNeill Whistler marries fellow-artist Beatrice ("Trixie") Godwin (née Beatrix Birnie Philip), widow of architect E. W. Godwin, and they spend a working honeymoon in France
  • October 23 – Paul Gauguin joins van Gogh in Arles, bringing Émile Bernard's painting Le Pardon de Pont-Aven
  • December 23 – Having quarrelled with Gaugin, van Gogh cuts off the lower part of his own left ear in a brothel and is removed to the local hospital
  • Paul Ranson, Paul Sérusier and Maurice Denis become fellow students at the Académie Julian and form Les Nabis
  • The weekly illustrated newspaper The Graphic commissions and exhibits in London 21 paintings of Shakespeare's heroines
  • William De Morgan moves his London art pottery from Merton Abbey to Fulham
  • Publication in English of Irish-born writer George Moore's autobiographical novel Confessions of a Young Man (London) describing bohemian life in 1870s Paris among the Impressionist painters
  • Exhibitions

  • International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry, in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Works

  • Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema – The Roses of Heliogabalus
  • Reinhold Begas – Centaur and Nymph (bronze)
  • Émile Bernard
  • Le Pardon de Pont-Aven ("Breton Women in the Meadow")
  • Brothel Scene, for Vincent (watercolor)
  • Self-portrait with portrait of Paul Gauguin
  • The Yellow Tree
  • Joseph Boehm
  • Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington (Hyde Park Corner, London)
  • Queen Victoria Statue (College Green, Bristol)
  • William-Adolphe Bouguereau – The First Mourning
  • Edward Burne-Jones – The Nativity
  • Gustave Caillebotte
  • The Plain of Gennevilliers
  • Sailing boats at Argenteuil
  • Émile Friant - La Toussaint
  • Philip Hermogenes Calderon – Juliet
  • William Merritt Chase
  • The Blue Kimono
  • Modern Magdalen
  • Portrait of a Lady in Pink
  • Charles Conder – A holiday at Mentone
  • David Edward Cronin – Fugitive Slaves in the Dismal Swamp, Virginia
  • Édouard Detaille – Le Rêve
  • James Ensor – The Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889 (J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu)
  • Paul Gauguin
  • The Painter of Sunflowers (December)
  • Self-Portrait with Portrait of Émile Bernard (Les misérables)
  • Vision After the Sermon
  • Alfred Gilbert – Statue of Queen Victoria (Winchester)
  • Peder Severin Krøyer – Hip, Hip, Hurrah!
  • William Logsdail – St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Cesare Maccari – Cicero Denounces Catiline (fresco in Palazzo Madama, Rome)
  • Albert Joseph Moore – A River Side
  • Philip Richard Morris – Audrey
  • Giovanni Muzzioli – The Funeral of Britannicus
  • Ilya Repin
  • Saint Nicholas of Myra saves three innocents from death
  • They Did Not Expect Him
  • Paul Sérusier – Le Talisman
  • Georges-Pierre Seurat – completion of Les Poseuses ("The Models") (Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania)
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – At the Circus Fernando, Equestrienne
  • Henry Scott Tuke – The Bathers
  • Giovanni Turini – Giuseppe Garibaldi (bronze, Washington Square Park, New York City)
  • John Henry Twachtman – Landscape, Branchville
  • J. W. Waterhouse – The Lady of Shalott
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Boats at Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer (June)
  • Sunset at Montmajour (August)
  • Cafe Terrace at Night (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo) (September)
  • The Night Café (September)
  • The Yellow House (September)
  • Bedroom in Arles (first version; October)
  • The Red Vineyard (November)
  • The Sower (Sower with the Setting Sun) (June)
  • Tarascon Diligence (October 12)
  • Vincent's Chair and Gaugin's Armchair (November)
  • Births

  • January 1 – Augustus Dunbier, American painter (died 1977).
  • January 17 – Mohamed Nagy, Egyptian painter (died 1956).
  • February 22 – Horace Pippin, self-taught African-American painter (died 1946).
  • March 14 – Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Canadian painter (died 1970).
  • March 19 – Josef Albers, German artist, mathematician and educator (died 1976).
  • April 6 – Hans Richter, German painter, graphic artist, avant-gardist, film-experimenter and producer (died 1976).
  • June 12 – Tom Purvis, English poster artist (died 1959).
  • July 10 – Giorgio de Chirico, Greek-Italian painter (died 1978).
  • August 13 – Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (died 1975).
  • August 14 – Sydney Carline, English painter, war artist (died 1929).
  • August 30 – Siri Derkert, Swedish artist, sculptor and political campaigner (died 1973).
  • November 7 – Mariano Andreu, Spanish painter, enamelling master, sculptor and stage designer (died 1976).
  • November 11 – Johannes Itten, Swiss colour theorist, painter and designer (died 1967).
  • Stanley Royle, English post-impressionist landscape painter (died 1961).
  • Deaths

  • January 13 – John William Inchbold, pre-Raphaelite painter (born 1830)
  • January 29 – Edward Lear, painter, illustrator and humorous writer (born 1812)
  • February 5 – Anton Mauve, painter (born 1838)
  • March 15 – Léonard Morel-Ladeuil, goldsmith and sculptor (born 1820)
  • May 30 – Louis Buvelot, Swiss-Australian painter (born 1814)
  • June 18 – Luigi Mussini, painter (born 1813)
  • July 31 – Frank Holl, painter (born 1845)
  • August 23 – Philip Henry Gosse, naturalist and illustrator (born 1810)
  • August 30 – George O'Brien, engineer and painter (born 1821)
  • September 28 – Thomas Gambier Parry, artist and art collector (born 1816)
  • October – Frank O'Meara, Irish painter (born 1853)
  • November 20 – Nathaniel Currier, illustrator (born 1813)
  • date unknown
  • Alexander Joseph Daiwaille, Dutch portrait painter (born 1818)
  • Nam Gye-u, Korean painter and government official (born 1811)
  • References

    1888 in art Wikipedia


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