Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art

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Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, Dec 1, 2007 - History - 448 pages
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“[An] epic account of life and loves among artists and writers in Paris from belle époque to world slump” (William Feaver, The Spectator).
 
A legendary capital of the arts, Paris hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture—particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the flowering of fauvism, cubism, dadaism, and surrealism.
 
In Bohemian Paris, Dan Franck leads us on a vivid and magical tour of the Paris of 1900–1930, a hotbed of artistic creation where we encounter Apollinaire, Modigliani, Cocteau, Matisse, Picasso, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, working, loving, and struggling to stay afloat. Sixteen pages of black-and-white illustrations are featured.
 
“Franck spins lavish historical, biographical, artistic, and even scandalous details into a narrative that will captivate both serious and casual readers . . . Marvelous and informative.” —Carol J. Binkowski, Library Journal, starred review
 
 

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This book probably drives art historians crazy. Franck makes no distinction between actual events and apocryphal stories, and there's no sense of the artists' accomplishments and place in history (it ... Read full review

Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the birth of modern art

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The rich mixture of international cultures, ideas, personalities, and passions in early 20th-century Paris resulted in an explosive blend of creativity. Writers and artists experimented with bold new ... Read full review

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WITH THE ACROBATS
GOSOL
THE BORDELLO OF AVIGNON
THE GOOD DOUANIER
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A legendary capital of the arts, Paris hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture -- particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the flowering of fauvism, cubism, dadaism, and surrealism. In Bohemian Paris, Dan Franck leads us on a vivid and magical tour of the Paris of 1900-1930, a hotbed of artistic creation where we encounter Apollinaire, Modigliani, Cocteau, Matisse, Picasso, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, working, loving, and struggling to stay afloat. 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations are featured.

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