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Esprit Montmartre: Bohemian Life in Paris around 1900 #2020

Esprit Montmartre Bohemian Life in Paris around Removed from the glamour and over the top grandeur of Paris during the French Belle poque the village like district of Montmartre stood apart for many poets artists and composers as the other Paris

  • Title: Esprit Montmartre: Bohemian Life in Paris around 1900
  • Author: Max Hollein Ingrid Pfeiffer
  • ISBN: 9783777421971
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Esprit Montmartre: Bohemian Life in Paris around 1900 By Max Hollein Ingrid Pfeiffer, Removed from the glamour and over the top grandeur of Paris during the French Belle poque, the village like district of Montmartre stood apart for many poets, artists, and composers as the other Paris, a rural place on the outskirts of the city In contrast with the wide boulevards and well tended parks of Haussmann s Paris, Montmartre possessed stretches of still Removed from the glamour and over the top grandeur of Paris during the French Belle poque, the village like district of Montmartre stood apart for many poets, artists, and composers as the other Paris, a rural place on the outskirts of the city In contrast with the wide boulevards and well tended parks of Haussmann s Paris, Montmartre possessed stretches of still vacant land, strolling fl neurs, and the infamousmaquis packed with the makeshift homes of les mis rables As a bohemian refuge from the relentlessly modern metropolis, Montmartre played an important role for Van Gogh, Picasso, Toulouse Lautrec, and the many other creatives who called the hilltop neighborhood home While the works of the earlier impressionists tended to mirror the well heeled bourgeois lifestyle to which they were accustomed, this new generation of post impressionists captured the idyllic landscapes and quaint corner caf s of Montmartre as well as its harsh realities, including the lives of vagabonds and prostitutes The than three hundred paintings reproduced in this volume are organized thematically, with chapters that collect works portraying everyday street scenes, the rural city and the effects of urbanization, and the raucous Montmartre nightlife, including paintings of the Moulin de la Galette and the legendary Moulin Rouge The paintings are accompanied by maps and historical photographs, including works by Eug ne Atget A critic of the time once commented on Montmartre that the quarter resembles a huge studio Esprit Montmartre explores this rich period of artistic production, the contexts that influenced it, and how these contexts continue to influence the image of the artist and subject today.

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    1 thought on “Esprit Montmartre: Bohemian Life in Paris around 1900

    1. I loved it Montmartre presented in its utmost realistic way and I also found out some not so popular details about the artists there Very good sources and references and the fact that there were some unknown prints in the book was as well pleasing _.

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