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Chardin and Rembrandt
Chardin and Rembrandt
David Zwirner – $ 15.00

By Marcel Proust. Afterword by Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat. Translated by Jennie Feldman

Long overlooked in Proust’s posthumously published writings, Chardin and Rembrandt, written when he was only twenty-four years old, not only reemphasizes the importance of visual art to his development, but contains the seeds of his later work.

Proposed in 1895 by Proust to the newspaper Revue hebdomadaire (it was rejected), this essay is much more than a straightforward piece of art criticism. It is a literary experiment in which an unnamed narrator gives advice to a young man suffering from melancholy, taking him on an imaginary tour through the Louvre where his readings of Chardin imbue the everyday world with new meaning, and his ruminations on Rembrandt take his melancholic pupil beyond the realm of mere objects. 

 

Published by David Zwirner in 2016 | Soft Cover | 4 1/4 x 7 inches | 64 Pages