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19 November 2021

In the overview of the exhibition in the Financial Times Jackie Wullschlager concludes: 'The Marmottan excavates stories that triply fascinate: a fresh approach to the imaginative processes of dead white male genius; a consideration of women's negotiations with cultural and social structures; and the psychological truth of how human relationships fuelled revolutions in modern painting and poetry.' Very well put, especially the mature attitude to our great-grandmothers' negotiation of social structures eg. devoting themselves to the male genius. There are several books about this, most of them resentful that women had to do it. But actually Julie and Jeanne were not resentful. Here are (from left to right) Paule Gobillard, Jeannie Gobillard, Julie Manet, and Geneviève Mallarmé in 

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