Travelogue: Weekend in Paris

or, Trying to See as Many Art and Literary Landmarks as Possible in 48 Hours

January 2017

Musée d’Orsay
Art critic & poet. Coined the term ‘modernity’ for the role of art in fleeting city life. Prosecuted for erotic, morbid poems in his collection ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’.
Artists’ residence and regular site of art salons through 1800s, now Musée de la Vie Romantique
Streets near Le Bateau-Lavoir (18th arr.), an old piano factory used as artist studios and lodgings until WWI (including by Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Stein)
Clos Montmarte, working vineyard tracing back to Roman times; Place du Tertre (Dalí, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Pissarro, van Gogh all worked in this arrondissement)
Sunset at Église Saint-Gervais
Along the Seine