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Artists of Paris

Around 1850, independent artists meet and meet regularly in Montmartre, at the café Guerbois Avenue de Clichy (at the time, Grande Rue des Batignolles). The most famous impressionist painters will keep in the habit of meeting here: Bazille, Renoir, but also Claude Monet (who will settle in Giverny), without forgetting Cézanne, Degas or Pissaro, they all come here to talk painting and remake the world in a feverish atmosphere.

After the War of 1870 and the Commune, the New Athens becomes the new meeting place for these painters who are fond of Montmartre. It is located at 9 place Pigalle, 75009 Paris. Degas crunched several clients and his paintings became famous.
Another name unavoidable neighborhood, Paul Renoir. He moved to an old house on Rue Cortot. You can become aware of what life was like at the time by visiting the Montmartre Museum and Renoir Gardens.

Then comes Van Gogh's turn. The painter is influenced by the contact of other talented artists and wife in Montmartre a new look at the light.
Toulouse-Lautrec, known for his posters and drawings of the Moulin Rouge, is in Montmartre as a fish in the water. He rubs shoulders with colorful people like the charming dancer called La Goulue, or Valentin the Boneless.

The twentieth century painters in Montmartre.
Other centuries, other names: the Belle Epoque is also a time of cultural effervescence and artistic fever. Picasso participates in a real artistic revolution and is emboldened by the Butte. This is where he puts his brushes when he comes to Paris. In 1912, he finally settled in the Rue Ravignon, at number 13. His house is built in planks and is called the Bateau-Lavoir. In particular, he paints "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", an absolute masterpiece of the cubist movement.


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