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The Glory Days of Paris lecture: Artists of Montmartre: The Pilgrims of Babylon

16 May, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00


Thurs 16th May -  The first Glory Days of Paris lecture

Artists of Montmartre; the Pilgrims of Babylon : Douglas Lyndon-Skeggs

There is no name more evocative of Bohemian life, of high spirits, decadence, poverty and revolutionary art in Paris than Montmartre, home to some of France’s greatest artists. Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso would paint canvases that would shake the very foundations of Western art. This lecture sets the scene for Glory Days, leading from 1870 to 1910 when Picasso moved from Montmartre to Montparnasse, the start of our mythical époque.

The lecture will be given by Douglas Lyndon-Skeggs who read fine arts at Magdalene College Cambridge, has lectured on art and history since 1980, is the author of several books, creator of TV documentaries, and was a former director of The New Academy of Art Studies.

The talk will also be supplemented by a private guided tour of Montmartre at 14:30 on Thursday 28th May, commencing at Metro Anvers.

NB: the Artists of Montmartre Lecture and the Guided walk are two independent events so you can opt to do either or both, but the walk will be limited to 25 participants

Metro: Court St. Emilion: Line 14: 5 minutes from Châtelet
Bus: Lines 24, 109 and 111: Stop: Terroirs de France
Car Parking: Bercy Cars, 6 Rue des Pirogues de Bercy


16 May, 2019
19:00 - 21:00
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Les Pavillons de Bercy – Musée des Arts Forains
53 Avenue des Terroirs de France
Paris, 75012 France
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Cambridge Society of Paris


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