Le Paris des années folles de Kiki de Montparnasse (English/French )

Kiki de Montparnasse, née Alice Prin au tout début du XXe siècle, fut l’une des figures les plus marquantes de la vie artistique parisienne de l’entre-deux guerres, lors des Années Folles. Égérie et amie de très nombreux artistes – Modigliani, Duchamp, Desnos, Picasso, Cocteau, Aragon, bon nombre des surréalistes –, Kiki fut la muse et l’inspiratrice de créateurs devenus depuis des signatures majeures de l’art moderne, comme Foujita et Man Ray. C’est cette existence hors norme que je vous propose d évoquer à travers la visite guidée des ateliers d artistes , des demeures des écrivains et des cafés ou vécut la Boheme à Montparnasse . "By the 1920s, Montparnasse was so famous that one could, it was said, buy a direct ticket from Des Moines, Iowa, to the Café du Dome. The quarter's ample hub was Kiki, the artists' model and good-time girl who was, Ernest Hemingway wrote, "about as close as people get nowadays to being a Queen but that, of course, is very different from being a lady." Kiki was painted by Soutine, Modigliani, Foujita and Kisling and most famously photographed by Man Ray, whose lover she was for eight stormy years. She sang bawdy songs in nightclubs, showed her naive paintings at what the Paris edition of the Chicago Tribune called "the most successful vernissage of the year," and in 1929 was named Queen of Montparnasse"(New Tork Time) I suggest you a guided tour in Montparnasse to talk about her incredible life . We ll also see houses (and cafes ) of her famous friends . Prix :5 euros ( frais de meet up inclus) I suggest you 2 very good books about Kiki: A graphic book (in English or in French) "Kiki de Montparnasse " by Catel Et Bocquet "Kiki Reine de Montparnasse " Lou Mollgaard ( you can find it only on Internet on books website)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Desolee, mais je suis en voyage pour travail...

    April 20, 2013

  • Julie W.

    Sorry Edith something's come up for us today, we'll have to catch the next one. Have fun today!

    April 20, 2013

  • Edith

    Too bad Pamela...
    Have fun !



    April 19, 2013

  • Pamela B.

    Hi Edith,
    Sorry, but I can't come this time. But I'm hoping you'll do this tour again in May or June, as I'd love to do it!

    April 19, 2013

  • Maela

    Next time, hopefully.

    April 11, 2013

  • Maela

    Next time, hopefully.

    April 11, 2013

  • coquelin

    Hi I will be there . I wonder if the exhibition at the marmottan museum will take place?
    See you for the first time
    Is the name of Marie Laurencin Kiki !!

    April 7, 2013

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