Félix Vallotton. Félix Fénéon at La Revue blanche. 1896. Oil on cardboard. Private collection

News in Three Lines

Selections from Félix Fénéon's anonymous daily column for Le Matin, 1906
Apr 15, 2020

In 1906, Félix Fénéon wrote the anonymous column “Nouvelles en trois lignes” (News in Three Lines) for the Parisian newspaper Le Matin. Distilling true stories into a few lines, Fénéon reported sensational news, from murders and suicides to political protests and workers’ demonstrations. Fénéon's sardonic humor and wit create a picture of violence, scandal, and unrest in early-20th-century France.

—Anna Blaha, Curatorial Assistant

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This publication excerpt appears as part of our Virtual Views presentation of Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde—From Signac to Matisse and Beyond.

Read more about the world of Feneon in the full exhibition catalogue, Félix Fénéon—The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde, by Starr Figura, Isabelle Cahn, and Phillipe Peltier.