As the part of the Dutch cultural year in France, the Musée de Montmartre organizes an exhibition in honour of ‘Van Dongen and the artists of the Bateau-Lavoir’. One of the many missions of the Musée de Montmartre is to educate how much the Bateau- Lavoir (which is now called Place Emile Goudeau) played an important role in the birth of modern art in Paris. Topics such as freedom, the spirit of the revolution, popular and anti-academic art were conversations that created the arrival of a new artistic century with Fauvism and Cubism at Bateau-Lavoir.
Van Dongen lived at the Bateau-Lavoir in 1905 along with other historical and renowned artists such as Otto van Rees, Maurice Vlaminck, Andre Derain, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Van Dongen’s stay at the Bateau- Lavoir greatly influenced the evolution of this work. The exhibition at the Musée de Montmartre is a visual example of how crucial this time period was for the artist, and artists alike.
Find ‘Van Dongen and the artists of the Bateau-Lavoir’ at the Musée de Montmartre until August 26th 2018.