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A chapter in the history of painting

In the spirit of creative freedom, remained intact, as is the memory of painters who have marked the history of painting - Gauguin, Modigliani, Morher, Andre Lhote staying in the house next to the workshop they attended .

At the very beginning, when the Academy had its premises Wharf Goldsmiths, Delacroix, Manet, Cezanne and Picasso participated in its creation. And closer to us, as artists came Garaste make the sketch of their works in these places at the very beginning were small wooden buildings surrounded by gardens - today almost unchanged.

Montparnasse, the heart of the art at the beginning



The Academie de la Grande Chaumiere is the only institution at the beginning of the century ⨠has paved the way for Independent Art, letting exprimerlibrement all forms or techniques, freeing its visitors and artists of academic trends but artistically-binding also intellectually. It was somehow a place of resistance and pure creation.

A mythical place

In the legendary district of Mount Parnassus, the most famous painters, as lovers most secret, came to the Grande Chaumiere sit in the spacious hall of this somewhat mysterious Academy free to practice their art-timeless: living model, nude, sketch, charcoal, drawing, oil painting ...