L’Artiste was a weekly illustrated review published in Paris from 1831 to 1904, supplying "the richest single source of contemporary commentary on artists, exhibitions and trends from the Romantic era to the end of the nineteenth century." 
L'Artiste was founded in 1831 by Achille Ricourt with financing provided by the businessman Aimé-Joseph Brame.  In 1843, it was purchased by Arsène Houssaye. 
Originally, L'Artiste addressed fine arts and literature, but by 1859, literature became its primary concern. It later absorbed the Revue de Paris .
Important editors included A. Ricourt, H. Delaunay, and Arsène Houssaye. Notably, it published works by Honoré de Balzac, Gérard de Nerval, Théophile Gautier, Jules Janin, Théodore de Banville, Émile Zola, Henri Murger, Jules Champfleury, Charles Baudelaire, Joseph Méry, Eugène Sue and Alphonse Esquiros.
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Gérard de Nerval was the nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet, and translator Gérard Labrunie, a major figure of French romanticism, best known for his novellas and poems, especially the collection Les Filles du feu, which included the novella Sylvie and the poem "El Desdichado". He played a major role in introducing French readers to the works of German Romantic authors, including Klopstock, Schiller, Bürger and Goethe. His later work merged poetry and journalism in a fictional context and influenced Marcel Proust. His last novella, Aurélia, influenced André Breton and Surrealism.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1896.
Arsène Houssaye was a French novelist, poet and man of letters.
Henry Houssaye, was a French historian and academician.
Antoine-Louis Barye was a Romantic French sculptor most famous for his work as an animalier, a sculptor of animals. His son and student was the known sculptor Alfred Barye.
Ricciotto Canudo was an early Italian film theoretician who lived primarily in France. In 1913 he published a bimonthly avant-garde magazine entitled Montjoie!, promoting Cubism in particular. He saw cinema as "plastic art in motion", and gave cinema the label "the Sixth Art", later changed to "the Seventh Art", still current in French and Spanish, among others. Canudo subsequently added dance as a precursor to the sixth—a third rhythmic art with music and poetry—making cinema the seventh art.
Joséphin Péladan was a French novelist and Martinist. His father was a journalist who had written on prophecies, and professed a philosophic-occult Catholicism. He established the Salon de la Rose + Croix for painters, writers, and musicians sharing his artistic ideals, the Symbolists in particular.
Events from the year 1896 in France.
An animalier is an artist, mainly from the 19th century, who specializes in, or is known for, skill in the realistic portrayal of animals. "Animal painter" is the more general term for earlier artists. Although the work may be in any genre or format, the term is most often applied to sculptors and painters.
Adolphe-Dominique Florent Joseph Simonis, known as Empis, was a French dramatist.
Pierre-Joseph Bernard, called Gentil-Bernard by Voltaire for the measured grace of his discreetly erotic verses, was a French military man and salon poet with the reputation of a rake, the author of several libretti for Rameau. Mme de Pompadour arranged to have him appointed a royal librarian, at the château de Choisy, where she had a little pavilion built for him.
The Revue musicale was a weekly musical review founded in 1827 by the Belgian musicologist, teacher and composer François-Joseph Fétis, then working as professor of counterpoint and fugue at the Conservatoire de Paris. It was the first French-language journal dedicated entirely to classical music. In November 1835 it merged with Maurice Schlesinger's Gazette musicale de Paris to form Revue et gazette musicale de Paris, first published on 1 November 1835. It ceased publication in 1880.
Arsène Alexandre was a French art critic.
Salon des Cent was a commercial art exhibition in Paris, based at 31 Rue Bonaparte. The Salon sold color posters, prints and reproductions of artwork to the general public at reasonable prices. It was established in February 1894 by Léon Deschamps, founder of La Plume an avant garde literary and artistic magazine. It became known for its exhibitions showcasing the works of contemporary graphical artists. The salon held exhibitions until 1900. Many of the posters advertising Salon des Cent exhibitions have themselves become collectors' items.
Marcel-André Baschet was a French portrait painter, notable for his numerous portraits of the Presidents of the French Third Republic.
Marie-Anne Detourbay was a French demimonde and salon-holder. She was a famous courtesan during the Second Empire, and also hosted a literary salon which had some influence during the Second Empire and the Third Republic. She is also known for her relationship with Jules Lemaître.
Jean-Baptiste David was a French painter and lithographer. His illustrations appeared in many books and magazines. He was particularly known for his illustrations of contemporary Parisian fashions.
Camille-Auguste Gastine was a French painter.
Mathilde-Marie Georgina Élisabeth de Peyrebrune was a key French proto-feminist Belle Époque writer of popular novels. She was "one of the most widely read women in France", and one of the country's most popular women novelists.
Le Clairon was a short-lived French newspaper, published daily, that was pro-royalist and pro-Catholic. It was founded in March 1881 with support from the Duchesse d'Uzès, from Alfred Edwards and from France's main Catholic bank, l'Union générale, which owned one hundred shares. Paul Eugène Bontoux (1820–1904), chief executive of the Catholic bank, controlled the financial articles of Le Clairon, by means of a "Société de Publicité Universelle", which he had created and which funded the financial advertising pages.