Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This film is one of a ten-part series that chronicles the art scene in Paris from the 1890s through World War II. Montparnasse was the artists' quarter of the city, with a thriving cafe society. Artists and writers gathered there to discuss art and the issues of the day. This program looks at the impact on the art community of the controversial building of the Eiffel Tower for the World Exhibition, as well as the coming wave of Cubism. Russian artist Zadkine, art dealer Kahnweiler, and Sonia Delaunay share their impressions of the times.
artist, bohemian, building, community, Cubism, exhibition, France, Parisian, Russian [nationality], tower [structure]