from 1900 - 1930, Paris was the focus for artists, writers and collectors from throughout the Western world. It was here that artists traveled if the would be updated on the latest trends in art.
It was here they setteled, if they wanted to be part of new trends.The movie Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen gives a short glimpse of the atmosphere during that time and shows what the myth is all about.
|print by Salvador Dali|
self-portrait as Mona Lisa
|La Maison Bernot - Maurice Utrillo 1924|
But the Orangerie is also home of the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection which includes beautiful paintings by Picasso, Gaugin, Matisse etc. And guess whom I found on one of the paintings:
|Portrait de Mademoiselle Chanel|
Marie Laurencin, 1923
|Portrait de Madame Paul Guillaume au grand chapeau|
André Derain 1928-1929
Regarding famous inhabitans of Montmatre, I haven't mentioned Toulouse Lautrec yet who is famous for his posters and paintings of the Moulin Rouge and its dancers. But I have a good reason as there is an exhibition in Copenhagen which I accidently might be able to see!