Book Review: In Montmartre
I got lost in Paris this week reading In Montmartre by Sue Roe.
Sue Roe's work was recommended by the author of Seeing Slowly that I reviewed here, and it did not disappoint!
This book portrays the ten years (1900-1910) of the rapid development of modern art in France. We see how Picasso and Matisse rose to fame. We meet Chanel and Stein etc.... too many names to mention!
This is an impressive book. Like Leonardo by Walter Isaacson this book has a way of transporting you to the scene while staying true to historical fact. As the title implies it focuses on Picasso and Matisse but creatives in every field are discussed. I've left the book with a better understanding of not just what was happening to each individual artist but also how they impacted each other.
If you love modern art from that era and you love non-fiction you'll love being time-warped to the scene through this book!