The clever and talented Anita from Castles, Crowns & Cottages is having a blog-hop to share what it is you find most irresistible about Paris. Well for me it is many things.. but my first interest in Paris was Montmartre. Home to the Moulin Rouge and the colourful dance, music and art that was born of this district in the late 1800 and early 1900's.
My first introduction to Paris most likely came via the 1952 version of the film Moulin Rouge. A vivid account of the life of Toulouse-Laurtrec and the art he created during his years frequenting establishments such as the Moulin Rouge and Le Chat Noir. It is his Poster Art that I found most fascinating.. simple yet powerful depictions of the flamboyant lifestyle of this period. Images of white frilled blouses, slim black chokers and the ruffled skirts of the Can Can come to mind.. Or the Parisian elite decked out in their finery and rubbing shoulders with the local riff-raff. Bold simple art that convey the vivacious history of Montmartre.
Of course the area's architecture and landscape is just as memorable. The narrow winding alleyways and never ending staircases that climb to the highest peak, culminating in sweeping view over the rooftops, chimney pots and orderly windows of Paris. Yes Montmartre has much to offer..
So to join the party today .. I thought I'd create some Poster Art of my own, created from my own photos of Montmartre and some of the postcards I bought there on my first trip to Paris. I do hope the original artists [rest their souls] will forgive me for altering their work.. Seemed fitting to go with that ballet slipper pink that comes to mind when thinking of Paris..
Thanks Dear Anita for hosting this Parisian Adventure
If you hop over to Anita's blog you will find others who are sharing 'Irresistible Paris' with you
Have A Great Weekend Everyone
IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS
Original Vintage Poster Art
Le Frou Frou: Lucien-Henri Weiluc
Le Chat Noir: Artist Unknown
Confetti: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Divan Japonais: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
[alterations by BeingRuby©]
Original Photography & Artwork [BeingRuby©]
Rooftops of Montmartre
The Stairs at La Foyatier
On Another Note
Seems my internet woes are not over yet - 'I must be a Dodo' [another aussie joke]. Also Blogger has once again 'bloggered me'. Apparently some of you. like me.. are having trouble with leaving and receiving comments.. Let's hope that sorts itself out soon.