Félix Buhot was one of the most original printmakers in France during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. His innovative and experimental works on paper transcend the standard distinctions between genres and movements and consider subjects ranging from macabre literature to scenes of everyday life. This digital component of the exhibition Fantasy and Reality: The World According to Félix Buhot, organized by the Palmer Museum of Art, explores the artist’s interest in literature and Japonisme and provides additional information about many of the sites he depicted in Paris and his native region of Normandy. A glossary of printmaking terms is also included.
This project was developed in collaboration with the Visual Resources Centre in the Department of Art History and graduate assistant Emily Hagen. Contributors include former Palmer graduate assistants Theresa Cunningham and Hyoungee Kong.
Over the last fifty years, this has become the most widely collected Buhot print in the United States, in part because of the wide availability of the…