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UReCA: The NCHC Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 2021, pages 123-129
A critical essay titled Adventures in the Drawing Room: The Ambiguity, Exoticism, and Artifice of the Bourgeois Parisienne in Alfred Stevens’ The Visit by Piper Prolago in UReCA: The NCHC Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 2021, pages 123-129.
Alfred Stevens’ The Visit, housed in the Dallas Museum of Art collection, not only encompasses the aesthetics of the bourgeois decorative, fashion, and artistic tastes in 19th century France, but also captures the artifice of European fascination with Asian aesthetics. The Visit depicts two women in a richly decorated interior visually disjointed by a lacquer screen.