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Title The spirit of Montmartre : cabarets, humor, and the avant-garde, 1875-1905 / edited by Phillip Dennis Cate and Mary Shaw.

Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, [1996]


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Physical description vii, 249 pages : illustrations (some colour), map ; 26 cm
Notes Coincides with the exhibition held at Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, March 24-July 31, 1996; the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, March 21-April 18, 1997; the Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, August 4-October 27, 1997.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 249) and index.
Contents The Spirit of Montmartre / Phillip Dennis Cate -- Hydropathes and Company / Daniel Grojnowski -- All or Nothing? The Literature of Montmartre / Mary Shaw -- Music on Montmartre / Steven Moore Whiting -- From Rabelais to the Avant-Garde: Wordplays and Parody in the Wall-Journal Le Mur / Olga Anna Dull -- Appendix Ubu.
Summary With the Chat Noir cabaret (1881-1897) and the Quat'z 'Arts cabaret (1893-1910) as its main focus, and concentrating on individuals who participated in the group activities of the Hydropathes (1878-1881) and the Incoherents (1882-1896), this collection of five essays documents and explores the development of the Montmartre cabaret from 1875 to 1905. Montmartre is revealed as the primary promoter, catalyst, and often, site for the collaboration of artists, writers, composers, and performers in the production of illustrated journals, books, dramatic pieces, music, puppet shows, and the protocinema invention of shadow theater. The contributors reveal the essence of Montmartre's artistic, intellectual environment and analyze its inextricable relations with an important, multidisciplinary body of avant-garde, fin-de-siecle art, literature, and music. The Spirit of Montmartre is the story of Paris's earliest, original, avant-garde groups - an essential part of the cultural context for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters and for such important writers and composers as Mallarme, Zola, Huysmans, Debussy and Satie. Relying on Rabelaisian humor, this ephemeral avant-garde group phenomenon anticipates twentieth-century Dada, Surrealism fluxus, and Performance Art. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Olga Anna Dull, Daniel Grojnowski, and Steven Moore Whiting.
Other author Cate, Phillip Dennis.
Shaw, Mary Lewis.
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.
Society of the Four Arts.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.
Subject Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Hydropathes (Group of artists)
Incohérents (Group of artists)
Arts, French -- France -- Paris.
Arts, Modern -- 19th century -- France -- Paris.
Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- France -- Paris.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Montmartre (Paris, France) -- Intellectual life.
ISBN 0813523249 (alk. paper)