The Lure of Montmartre

Replacing the Latin Quarter as the locus of the city’s intellectual and artistic community, Montmartre boasted a thriving bohemian culture that was driven by its critique of decadent society. Its raucous café-concerts and cabarets featured satires and crude, often subversive, performances that mocked the Third Republic’s bourgeois morality and increasingly corrupt politics. Cabarets and café-concerts were favorite spots for avant-garde artists such as Degas, who sought to capture their celebrated performers, hazy atmospheres, and artificial stage lighting in his paintings, pastels, and prints. – Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

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Place du Tertre
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Place du Tertre
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Place Dalida
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Lamarck / Caulaincourt
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Rue Berthe
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Rue des Saules
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Place Dalida
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Rue du Cardinal Dubois
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Rue de l’Abreuvoir
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42 thoughts on “The Lure of Montmartre

  1. The Place Dalida day and night pictures are absolutely wonderful. They all are really. Seriously yours are the first photrapher I’ve enjoyed black and white photography.

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