Paris in Frankfurt – an exhibition

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I went home to my parents on the weekend and as they wanted to go I got to see the exhibition Esprit Montmatre in the Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt.

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I didn’t know anything about the exhibition except for the fact that it was about painters who had painted around the turn of the century in Paris’ Montmatre. It was amazing!

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The curators of this exhibition collected over 200 works of art from the finest artists that lived in Paris at that time and brought them together showing differences and similarities of painters working in the same environment over a time span of 20 years.

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Pictures were collected from many famous museums around the world but some even came from private collectors, comprising artist such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Suzanne Valadon, Edgar Degas and many more.

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To better understand the pictures and to cluster them they opened different topics that start with historical photos and explaination about the real life behind those pictures. Montmatre around the turn of the century must have been tough but also super exciting.

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And it is not only about painting. There are also magazines and big posters, designed by famous artists and it was cool seeing the real posters that hang in many places.

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So if you are in Frankfurt and have to see this exhibition: Go! It is running until the 1st of June. It is a really cool exhibition and even though it was absolutely crowded when we went on a Saturday early afternoon, we soon forgot this and enjoyed the pictures.

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