Kiki de MontparnasseKiki de Montparnasse

"In the bohemian and brilliant Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars.

Author: Catel Muller

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822039592274


Page: 420

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"In the bohemian and brilliant Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars. Partner to Man Ray, she would be immortalised by many artists. The muse of a generation, she was one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century." -- Provided by publisher.

Paris in the 1920sParis in the 1920s

"From humble origins, Kiki de Montparnasse became the muse of Man Ray, Kisling, Foujita, Calder, and other important artists living in Paris in the Roaring Twenties.

Author: Xavier Girard

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 1614280576


Page: 239

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From humble origins, Kiki de Montparnasse became the muse of the most important artists of the Roaring Twenties. Many revolutionary artists of the early twentieth century flourished on Paris's Left Bank, and Kiki, the Queen of Montparnasse, was the thread connecting them. Every image tells a fascinating story in this lavishly illustrated volume. Xavier Girard, former curator of the Matisse Museum, reveals the artistic, social, and historical events that created and surrounded the incredible artistic flowering of the mythical Montparnasse neighborhood after World War I. An oversize luxury edition in a slipcase.

Kiki Man Ray Art Love and Rivalry in 1920s ParisKiki Man Ray Art Love and Rivalry in 1920s Paris

Kiki de Montparnasse, Kiki Souvenirs, introduction and commentary by Billy Kluver and Julie Martin (Hazan, 1996). Kiki de Montparnasse, Souvenirs retrouvés (Jose Corti, 2005). KSR MRSP Man Ray, Self Portrait (Little, Brown, 1963).

Author: Mark Braude

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324006022


Page: 256

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A dazzling portrait of Paris’s forgotten artist and cabaret star, whose incandescent life asks us to see the history of modern art in new ways. In freewheeling 1920s Paris, Kiki de Montparnasse captivated as a nightclub performer, sold out gallery showings of her paintings, starred in Surrealist films, and shared drinks and ideas with the likes of Jean Cocteau and Marcel Duchamp. Her best-selling memoir—featuring an introduction by Ernest Hemingway—made front-page news in France and was immediately banned in America. All before she turned thirty. Kiki was once the symbol of bohemian Paris. But if she is remembered today, it is only for posing for several now-celebrated male artists, including Amedeo Modigliani and Alexander Calder, and especially photographer Man Ray. Why has Man Ray’s legacy endured while Kiki has become a footnote? Kiki and Man Ray met in 1921 during a chance encounter at a café. What followed was an explosive decade-long connection, both professional and romantic, during which the couple grew and experimented as artists, competed for fame, and created many of the shocking images that cemented Man Ray’s reputation as one of the great artists of the modern era. The works they made together, including the Surrealist icons Le Violon d’Ingres and Noire et blanche, now set records at auction. Charting their volatile relationship, award-winning historian Mark Braude illuminates for the first time Kiki’s seminal influence not only on Man Ray’s art, but on the culture of 1920s Paris and beyond. As provocative and magnetically irresistible as Kiki herself, Kiki Man Ray is the story of an exceptional life that will challenge ideas about artists and muses—and the lines separating the two.

Aftershocks of the NewAftershocks of the New

Brassaï , Kiki de Montparnasse — Kiki with her friends Therese Treize de Caro & Lily , c . 1932 . Copyright Estate Brassaï . fifty years later via a discourse that promises to reveal. 12 AFTERSHOCKS BRASSAÏ, KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE-KIKI ...

Author: Patrice Petro

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813529964


Page: 215

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Essays exploring the debates over the place of cinema within the culture of modernity by a leading cultural critic.

In MontparnasseIn Montparnasse

Ernest Hemingway, introduction to Kiki de Montparnasse, Memoirs of Kiki: The Education of a French Model, p. 48 'hoping to do grotesque slapstick... in the Quarter': Baldwin, Man Ray, p. 109 'Oh, well...': de Montparnasse, Memoirs of ...

Author: Sue Roe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241976593


Page: 320

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***As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week*** Witness the birth of Surrealism in Sue Roe's lively account of the artists who lived, loved andworked together In this entertaining and informative biography, Sue Roe illustrates how surrealism emerged in Paris amidst an artistic ambience of lively experimentation. Before surrealism made its startling impact, artists including Marcel Duchamp and Giorgio De Chirico had already begun to shift the focus of the art scene in Montparnasse. Beginning with Duchamp, Roe tells the story of the wonderfully eccentric and avant-garde Dada movement, the birth of Surrealist photography with Man Ray and his muse Kiki de Montparnasse, the love triangle between writer Paul Éluard, his wife Gala and the artist Max Ernst, until the arrival of Salvador Dalí in 1929. In Montparnasse recounts the extraordinary, revolutionary work these artists undertook as much as the salons, café life, friendships, rows and love affairs that were their background. 'Brings together some of the chief protagonists in one of the 20th century's most inventive art movements. A vivid read' Radio Times 'Highly colourful . . . they're all here, the big names of the time - behaving badly, and, at times, quite madly too' Observer 'Roe is a talented writer' Sunday Times

Boy ShoppingBoy Shopping

Kiki de Montparnasse. That's who you're named after. The muse who inspired a generation of French painters. The first truly independent woman of the century.” “How on earth did you figure it out?” As far as Kiki knew, her mother was ...

Author: Nia Stephens

Publisher: Dafina Young Adult

ISBN: 9780758264350


Page: 240

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A cool rocker chick like Kiki should have a date every night. Luckily, she's discovered Boy Shopping! Kiki is tired of being treated like one of the guys. An awesome drummer with a kickin' sense of style, the boys in her high school are always checking her out, but the only ones actually asking her out are her band's lame-o groupies. That's when she hits an online dating gold mine of boys where every click of the mouse allows you--the reader--to choose Kiki's dates. Lyman is an über-fine classical pianist and DJ who likes playing with minds as much as music. Joshua the jock speaks Mandarin and teaches English on the side, but he's got plenty of time for playin' the game. Jacob is a Terrence Howard look-alike with an online profile that leaves a little too much to the imagination. And Michael's sexy brown looks would turn any girl's head. And most surprising of all: Mark, the bassist in Kiki's band. . .talk about tight rhythm sections! With all this attention, Kiki is having the time of her life. Does she really have to choose just one? An outrageously fun novel that lets you pick Kiki's Mr. Right. Choosing your own adventure has never been so sexy.

Im Dienst der NationIm Dienst der Nation

The inspiration which the lively atmosphere of Montparnasse clearly afforded its protagonists has preserved its ... Kiki de Montparnasse,collectively offersusanartistic corpusinwhich thequintessenceof Warnod's École de Paris lies, ...

Author: Matthias Krüger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783050049366


Page: 408

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Das Thema "Kunst im Dienst der Nation" wird so lange nicht an Brisanz verlieren, wie der Nationalismus in Politik und Gesellschaft auch die Ausdrucksmittel der Bildenden Kunst zu seinen Zwecken nutzt, beispielsweise um Identitat nationaler Gruppen durch Bilder, Skulpturen und Architekturen zu stiften oder zu bekraftigen, aber auch um diese Konstrukte mit den Mitteln der Kunst zu attackieren. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beitrage zeigen exemplarisch, auf welche Weise die Kunst zur Formung nationaler Identitaten beigetragen hat. Das Thema wird aus zwei verschiedenen Blickwinkeln fokussiert: Einerseits geht es um die kunstlerischen Konstruktionen nationaler Kunst. Analysiert werden sowohl nationale Ikonographien als auch die nationalen Aufladungen bestimmter Materialien, Farben, Techniken oder Ornamente. Andererseits widmet sich der Band jedoch auch der nationalen Vereinnahmung, Instrumentalisierung und Kategorisierung von Kunstwerken, wie sie von der Kunstkritik, der Kunstgeschichte, den Museen oder anderen Institutionen betrieben werden. Da der Nationalismus erst um 1800 zu einem wesentlichen Sinnstiftungs- und Orientierungsmuster wurde, ist der Blick in besonderem Masse auf die Kunst der Moderne gerichtet. Gleichwohl wurden bewusst auch Vor- und Fruhformen einer sich patriotisch gebardenden Kunst ins Blickfeld einbezogen. Die daraus resultierende Bandbreite bietet einen vielschichtigen Querschnitt durch die kunsthistorische Nationalismus-Forschung."

Chronicles of Old ParisChronicles of Old Paris

La Coupole Kiki de Montparnasse La Coupole (The Cupola) opened in 1927 at 102, boulevard du Montparnasse, combining a café, restaurant and a basement dance hall with an “American bar” serving the cocktails tourists demanded.

Author: John Baxter

Publisher: Museyon

ISBN: 9781938450044


Page: 288

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Discover one of the world's most fascinating and beautiful cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--Paris. John Baxter takes readers through 2,000 years of French history with tales of the kings, queens, saints, and sinners who shaped the city. Essays explore the major historic events from the martyrdom of Saint Denis near today's Abbesses Métro station to the epic romances of Heloise and Abelard, Josephine and Napoleon, and George Sand and Frédéric Chopin. Learn about the labyrinth of catacombs snaking under all of Paris and the artists who called the seedy Montmartre home in the 19th century. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Paris's historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.