Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art

Bohemian Paris: Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art - Dan Franck;Cynthia Liebow An absolutely fascinating book: part art history, part cultural anthropology and many parts biography.Franck examines Parisian art and artists from 1900-1930, beginning with the Fauvists and ending with the Surrealists. In between explaining the movements, he provides outstanding autobiographical information on the artists. Not only does he talk about their lives, he talks about their love affairs and their friendships (or lack thereof) with one another. Historical photographs round out an interesting and scholarly presentation.Highly recommended for those with an interest in art from this period.