Bridget Alsdorf


Bridget Alsdorf (PhD 2008) is Associate Professor of 19th Century European Art at Princeton University. Her book, Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in Nineteenth-Century French Painting (2013), is a study of the fraught dynamic between individual and group in the work of Courbet, Manet, Degas, Bazille, Renoir and (most extensively) Fantin-Latour. She has also published essays on Bonnard, Cézanne, Gaillard, Hammershøi, Manet, Poussin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Utrillo, and Vallotton, and serves on the editorial board of where she co-edits a series of issues on 19th-century art with Marnin Young. Her current book project, Gawkers: Art and Audience in Fin-de-siècle France, focuses on representations (across multiple media) of crowds and theatrical audiences in fin-de-siècle French art, with particular interest in the cultural phenomenon of gawking (badauderie) and the relationship between art and emerging fields of social psychology.