Association of Art Historians Annual Conference

I presented my research on Alfred Jarry’s poem “L’Homme à la hache” (1893-4) and Paul Gauguin’s painting LHomme à la hache (1891) at the annual conference of the Association of Art Historians, held at Edinburgh University in April 2016. Jarry’s poem was published in his artist’s book Les Minutes de sable mémorial (1894) and is one of three poems that he wrote after Gauguin’s paintings. (The Société des Amis d’Alfred Jarry recently issued a true-to-original facsimile as issue 130-1 of their journal L’Étoile-Absinthe.)  I participated in the Saturday morning session “Having Words: Artist-writer relationships.”