A lively and deeply researched group biography of the vibrant figures who invented modernist art in bohemian Paris at the dawn of the twentieth century When the young Pablo Picasso first arrived in Paris in 1900, the most progressive young artists all lived and worked in the seedy hillside quarter of Montmartre, in the shade of the old windmills Over the next decade, among the studios, salons, cafs, dance halls, and galleries of Montmartre, the young Spaniard joined the likes of HenriMatisse, AndrDerain, MauricedeVlaminck, GeorgesBraque, AmedeoModigliani, ConstantinBrancusi, GertrudeStein, and many in revolutionizing artistic expression Blending exceptional scholarship with graceful prose, Sue Roe paints a remarkable group portrait of the men and women who profoundly changed the arts of painting, sculpture, dance, music, literature, and fashion She describes the origins of such movements as Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism, and reconstructs the stories behind immortal paintings by Picasso and Matisse She shows how daily life in Montmartrewhich brought artists together with acrobats and dancers, prostitutes and clownsprovided an essential cauldron for artistic experimentation and for the colorful relationships, friendships, loyalties, and feuds that gave rise to some of the most pathbreaking and lasting works of the twentieth century In Montmartre is a thrilling account of an extraordinary group of artists on the cusp of fame and immortality that brings vividly to life one of the key moments in the history of modern art Praise for In Montmartre A lively and concise account Roe is very good at synthesizing and distilling complicated art movements and ideas without getting bogged down in technical details or jargon And she offers up plenty of juicy tidbits about the artists love affairs, infidelities, opium parties, and eccentric habits Roes book is a great introduction to one of the most pivotal periods in 20th century art Even those familiar with the era will likely find that it broadens their understanding of key players and events Associated Press...
|Title||:||In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Books Reprint edition April 19, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art Reviews
I rated as excellent-- Probably a book that establishes the frame work of Modernist theories and innovations of art in the early 19oos at a time that early Paris was taken with modern Developments , even film , cubism , Russian ballet, set and stage back ground, democratization of art and painting which inspired Picasso to paint local subject Matter that captures Montmartre street couture of working class , laborers. artisans , bistro, cabaret and café participant, while the early Pantheon of art dealers , artists came to Montmartre, such as Matisse, Monet, Brach,Modigliani. writers, Intellectual types e.g.) Gertrude Stein).etc. Early 19 th century Mont martre is depicted by Roe as a cauldron of forces and cultural orientation including Picasso's Catalan bearing and Barcelonan influences on light and capturing color as the other artists had multiple paintingand creative venues in Provence,East coastal France as an example. Paul Elsner, Chancellor Emeritus The Maricopa Colleges.
One of my favorite books that I read in 2015! I did not want it to end. If you have been to Montmarte or plan to go, you must read! Picasso and Matisse and the caste of characters around them set the stage for a new century. Amazing when you understand the talent that gather together in one neighborhood during that first decade of the twentieth century!
A fun read! I loved the inside details about these artists and it was also very clarifying. There are a number of good books about this time frame that are new publications. Currently I am reading "Shocking Paris" which works almost like an expansion on this book.
My interests seem to fall exactly in line with Sue Roe's interests, so I am filled with delight whenever I come across something by her. IN MONTMARTRE is wonderfully written and researched and, like her other work PRIVATE LIVES OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS is jammed with facts and anecdotes and makes the reader feel like they are there, taking it all in. Great book. More, please.
Even better than what I thought. It even gives your the scent of Montmartre, the patchouli perfume which definitely conquer me to further reading of this book, which is not just a bland report of that period but a deeper look at the historical moment. And the lives of Picasso and Matisse, their struggles, are well described. Recommended reading
Very readable. I had to keep a tablet handy so I could see the paintings and styles she was referring to, which is why I took a star away. Was surprised to see Picasso's Women of Avignon at the MOMA in New York this June, just as I got to that part of the book and later the African exhibits at the Met.
The writing took me Paris. At the time things were starting to get interesting. Hated to see it end! Very enjoyable.
Absolutely wonderful with details of a scene long gone with people you wish you had spent time with.