Rhetoric & Composition I: Autumn Quarter 2013 Rotating Header Image

Art & newspapers

Our first issue of the New York Times this week coincides with Fashion Week in New York and the Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute. The Art Institute offers free General Admission to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

The image to the right, Édouard Manet’s “Woman Reading” is included in the exhibit. She seems to be reading a newspaper, which a note in the Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibit points out, were instrumental in deciding tastes and style in 19th-century Paris. Another note: “But it is not clear that she is reading; she might be using the large pages to screen surreptitious looks coming from her right. In any event, there seems to be a hint of avidity in her expression.”

More newspaper art.