In Montmartre

20150618-073206.jpg Just arrived at the shops, IN MONTMARTRE Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe, which I can hardly wait to begin reading. Paris in 1900, oh my. How I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during that incredible time in history to hear the innovative conversations and witness the creation of such groundbreaking artwork. This book puts you there, smack dab in the thick of it all. An account of the social network of artists at a time in Paris that will long be remembered for its significance in the art world. Actually, not just the art world, but the world.

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  1. Thanks so much for this recommendation, Ted, I can’t wait to read it. I also have such a strong connection to this time in art history and try to read everything about it. Paris is always a good thing, too. Cheers! 🙂

  2. Oh Ted, my heart skipped a beat when I saw your post! Brassai’s The Steps at Montmartre is my favorite photo. Often I have wished I could walk down those steps into pre-war Paris. Brassai, Atget and Kertesz not only captured black and white images of the era but the essence of the perfect film noir.

  3. A magical, magical time…

  4. Hi Joanie! I hope this finds you swell. Enjoy the book! XX, Ted

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