Great Art Cities Explained: Paris

January 6, 2023

In the second of a new series, James Payne and Joanne Shurvell combine their love of Art and Travel, as they look at less well known museums in cities around the world. In “Great Art Cities Explained: Paris”, we look at three small museums which were originally artist’s ateliers, or studios: Eugène Delacroix, Suzanne Valadon and Constantin Brancusi. We discuss works by Delacroix, Cezanne, van Gogh, Suzanne Valadon and Constantin Brancusi, and how those artist’s works connect.

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Thanks to
Musée de Montmartre, 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris
Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. 6 rue de Furstemberg, 75006 Paris
Atelier Brâncuși, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Bird in Space ©Peggy Guggenheim Museum
Ellsworth Kelly ©Ellsworth Kelly Studio

Many thanks to Jonathan Surridge for French subtitles
Thanks to Charles Xue for Chinese subtitles


Brancusi Clip –
Napoleon –
Henry Moore clip –
Footage of Romanis –
Edison footage of trapeze –
Early factory footage –

Romanticism by Michael Ferber
Delacroix and the rise of Modern Art by Patrick Noon and Christopher Riopelle
Delacroix: Art and Ideas by Dr Simon Lee.
In Montmartre by Sue Roe
Renoir’s Dancer by Catherine Hewitt
Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painer, Rebel by Nancy Ireson
Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things by Carmen Giminez

Music: Debussy’s Arabesque No.1
“Theme” music: JS Bach “Sonata for violin solo No.1 in G Minor”