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Les aventuriers de l'Art moderne - Épisode 1 : Bohème 1900-1906

Les aventuriers de l’Art moderne — Épisode 1 : Bohème 1900 – 1906

Pauline Gaillard, Valérie Loiseleux, Amélie Harrault

France | 2015 | 52 min
Adapted from Dan Franck’s Le temps des bohèmes, this six-part series immerses viewers in the artistic and literary life of Paris from the early 20th century to the end of World War Two. Using the codes of fiction and through archival documents and original animated sequences, the series looks at the lives of those who left their mark on this incredible period in modern art.

Montmartre at the beginning of the century. The young poet Max Jacob moves to Paris and lives among penniless artists. Captivated by the paintings of one Pablo Picasso, he quickly forges a friendship with the painter. In 1904, the two meet the erudite, hedonistic poet Guillaume Apollinaire. Their circle, which also includes painters Maurice de Vlaminck and André Derain, needs a place to live and work, and Picasso finds it in Montmartre: a former piano factory, which Jacob nicknames the Bateau-Lavoir. Visitors to the Bateau-Lavoir include two American collectors, Gertrude and Leo Stein. Every Saturday, they host artists and writers at their apartment, where poet Gertrude Stein observes Matisse and Picasso: one ascetic, the other a bon vivant. But Matisse’s work also has shock value. At the 1905 Salon d’Automne, his boldly coloured canvases elicit laughter and derision — and thus Fauvism is born.
Director Pauline Gaillard, Amélie Harrault, Valérie Loiseleux
Script Dan Franck
Production Silex Films, Arte France, Financière Pinault
Editing Pauline Gaillard
Narration Amira Casar
Animation Amélie Harrault
Music Pierre Adenot

Production

Pauline Gaillard

Pauline Gaillard

Valérie Loiseleux

Valérie Loiseleux

Amélie Harrault

Amélie Harrault