Albert Aurier  

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G. Albert Aurier (1865 - October 51892) was a poet, art critic and painter, devoted to Symbolism.

Son of a notary born in Châteauroux, G.-Albert Aurier went to Paris 1883 to study law, but soon his attention was drawn to art and literature, and he began to contribute to Symolist periodicals. He reviewed the annual Salon in Le Décadent, later he contributed to La Plume, in 1889 to Le Moderniste, and from its foundation in 1890, to the Mercure de France. There the essays were published, on which Aurier's fame as well as the fame of the artists discussed is founded: "Les Isolés: Vincent van Gogh" and "Le Symbolisme en peinture: Paul Gauguin".



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