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  • Published: 26 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241956038
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $30.00

In Montmartre

Picasso, Matisse And Modernism In Paris, 1900-1910


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In In Montmartre, Sue Roe vividly brings to life the bohemian world of art in Paris between 1900-1910.

'Heady, lively, engaging...brings Montmartre's heyday back to life' - Sunday Times
'Brilliant' - Guardian
The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps, but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills - artificial and real - and in the cafés and cabarets of Montmartre during the first decade of the century. The cross-fertilization of painting, writing, music and dance produced a panorama of activity characterized by the early works of Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and Modigliani, the appearance of the Ballet Russe and the salons of Gertrude Stein.
In In Montmartre, Sue Roe vividly brings to life the bohemian world of art in Paris between 1900-1910.
%%%'Heady, lively, engaging...brings Montmartre's heyday back to life' - Sunday Times

'Brilliant' - Guardian



The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps, but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills - artificial and real - and in the cafés and cabarets of Montmartre during the first decade of the century. The cross-fertilization of painting, writing, music and dance produced a panorama of activity characterized by the early works of Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and Modigliani, the appearance of the Ballet Russe and the salons of Gertrude Stein.



In In Montmartre, Sue Roe vividly brings to life the bohemian world of art in Paris between 1900-1910.

  • Pub date: 26 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241956038
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Author

Sue Roe

Sue Roe is a freelance writer and teacher. A former Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, she is the author of a novel, Estella, Her Expectation, a collection of poems, The Spitfire Factory, and Writing and Gender: Virginia Woolf's Writing Practice. She is also co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf, and her most recent book is the widely praised Gwen John: A Life.

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