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Paris artistic side


For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world to the city to learn and draw inspiration from its vast reservoir of artistic resources and galleries. As a result, Paris has gained a reputation as a "city of art". Italian artists had a profound influence on the development of art in Paris in the 16th and 17th centuries, particularly in the mediums of sculpture and relief. Painting and sculpture became the pride of the French monarchy and the French royal family commissioned many Parisian artists to decorate their palaces during the Baroque and Classical French. Sculptors such as Girardon, Coysevox and Coustou have earned the reputation of being the best artists of the royal court of the seventeenth century in France.

Paris was at its peak in the 19th century and early 20th century, with a colony of artists established in the city and art schools associated with some of the best painters of the time: Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others. The French Revolution and the political and social changes in France had a profound influence on the art of the capital. Paris played a central role in the development of artistic romanticism, with painters such as Gericault. The Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism and Art Deco movements have all evolved in Paris.

At the end of the 19th century, many artists from the French provinces and around the world flocked to Paris to exhibit their work in many exhibitions and exhibitions and make a name for themselves. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Henri Rousseau, Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani and many others have joined forces in Paris. Picasso, residing at the Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre, painted between 1905 and 1907 his famous Families of Saltimbanques and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Montmartre and Montparnasse become centers of artistic production.

Also prominent from the Parisian design school are Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (Statue of Liberty), Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel, Antoine Bourdelle, Paul Landowski (Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro) and Aristide Maillol. The golden age of the Paris School ends between the two world wars.