About this book
An informative, evocative and often funny group biography of some of the world's most famous artists, charting the birth of Modernism amid the bohemian world of art in Paris. A Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern from April to September will have the period in the spotlight.
When young Pablo Picasso arrived in Paris in October 1900 he made his way up the hillside of Montmartre... The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills.