Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1991 Paris(6)

The symbol of Montmartre is the Basilica of Sacre Coeur and the oriental white church on the hill is visible from the hotel, so my friends and I decided to aim for it.


However, the road was more steep than I thought, and our breathing in the late 40s was intense, but the view of Paris from the top was wonderful. 

What was most amazing was not only the view of Paris from the top, but also the view of the buildings and trees around the Sacré Coeur Basilica, which could be a perfect motif for sketching.


Looking at the surroundings, art supplies, galleries, cafes, etc. are lined up, while on the roadside, tourists' portraits, landscape painters silently facing the campus, painters selling their own paintings on the road. The whole area was surrounded by an artistic atmosphere. 

Speaking of this, there was a joint atelier “Le Bateau-Lavoir” where Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, etc., who were unnamed and poor lived together in the middle of the 19th century.


Once, Montmartre was an artist's incubator!










そういえばこの近辺には、無名で貧しかった頃のピカソゴッホドガなどが19世紀半ばに共に暮らした共同アトリエの「洗濯船(Le Bateau-Lavoir)」があったのだ。