Thursday, August 22, 2019

August Impressionistes map, Bouillon Chartier Montparnasse

After deep immersion in Van Gogh and tomatoes next up -Impressionists with special thanks to Li Chen of NY for suggesting this month's map idea. Let me know it you have a burning map idea in the comments SVP.
I'm always looking. Its funny how you may not be a big fan of something like Van Gogh or the Impressionistes.
But after serious exposure your head is completely turned around. You can't get enough.
Art critics of the time (1860s) called the work of Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Cezanne, Renoir, MorisotCaillebotte sketchy, unfinished unlike the formulaic Academic highly polished historic paintings they were used to.
And why did the artists leave the studio to paint outside (en plein aire)? The critics derided their work as just an 'impression' and that's where their name came from. Who knew?
At the same time as the Impressionistes were busting loose with their paintbrushes, Baron Haussmann was ripping up Paris, putting in broad new boulevards. Opera Garnier was going up. It was a time of tremendous change.
No wonder these artists wanted to paint what was in front of them instead of looking to the past.
Thanks to well-off artist Caillebotte who bought up many works by his struggling fellow painters, you can now see all of their paintings in unison at musee d'Orsay, a don't-miss museum in Paris.
L'Orangerie and musee Marmottan should also be on your Impressionistes' bucket list. Today after a quick run to la Poste
I noticed a new branch of the classic brasserie, Bouillon Chartier in Montparnasse. Very reasonable and good, loaded with Belle Epoque atmosphere. The Impressionists probably ate their roast chicken here back in the day. Chartier opened in 1896. I had 2 starters; snails plus endive salad with roquefort and a pruneau and ice cream dessert.(€16,50)Thanks for reading and sharing Parisbreakfast. Subscription Paris letters πŸ’Œ, maps and watercolors are in my Etsy shop. With loveπŸ’‹from Paris🐻

31 comments:

  1. Fun!!!Always interesting..fun and beautiful

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  2. Can't wait to eat at some of the restored bouillons & brasseries. You had the perfect lunch in my opinion.

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    1. I always like to test the snails.
      Brasseries are a fun, Frenchy way to experience Paris.
      And loaded with Art Nouveau atmosphere

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  3. Li Chen11:02 PM

    You are amazing! This is really a fun and beautiful map!!

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    1. Without your suggestion it wouldnt exist πŸ™πŸ»

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  4. Beautiful new post. So informative and so elegant.
    Brava! Brava!

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  5. Bonnie L8:16 AM

    Beautiful map! Can’t get enough of the Impressionists! So happy to have the new Chartier close enough to Gare Montparnasse to get lunch before catching a train. Yum!

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  6. Have you done a map showing places to view fall foliage in Paris...Jardin du Luxembourg, Tuileries, Jardin des Plantes, Père Lechaise, Butte-Chaumont, Parc Monceau, le Bois, etc, etc, etc. Or too mundane?

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    1. Great idea!
      If only Paris had Fall foliage...
      The East Coast it is not sadly...

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    2. Anyway trees are notoriously hard to paint. I avoid them like the plague. A big stick shape with many small colorful bits hanging off it!
      Gimmeabreak.

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  7. Historical maps - that would be a great series! Or a map of 50s movie locations..... a map of unusual parks.....of biking paths....of festivals..... I think I need to re-subscribe!

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    1. Oh my,
      You want me to work fulltime 24/7.
      Wait! I'm already doing that...
      'Ask and ye shall receive'

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    2. June was the Festival map.
      You need to re-subscribe Julie πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ

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  8. Lovely post. I adore impressionism and always visit museums related.
    How about a map related to literature. Specially Tatiana de Rosnay's books. Or another idea, Picasso in Paris: his homes.

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    1. Picasso...very interesting idea. Thanks !

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  9. Always fun to read these and see your Paris! And oh, how I love the Impressionists!

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    1. 'My Paris' I love that πŸ˜„❤️
      Tanks

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  10. Empress E.4:16 PM

    Looking forward to the August map - our daughter and I spent hours in the Musee D’Orsay. That Pissarro Paris street scene is a favorite of mine. I first saw it at the Nat’l Gallery of Art in Washington in the early ‘50’s and took a print of it to college.
    Could he have painted more than one such scene?

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    1. They all painted multiply versions of those scenes. You don't 'get it' the first time.
      Plus if other people want to buy it, you paint it again.
      Just like I painted 6-7 mint teas...ahem πŸ‘πŸ»

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    2. Empress E8:27 PM

      As suspected, he did several versions of The Boulevard Monmartre. The version I fell in love with at the National Gallery in Washington was done in 1897. It’s a bit different angle from the street scene in your blog and, who knows, even a different boulevard and artist (but I doubt it. Oh well….

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  11. Yay!! I received the July letter today and the August letter yesterday!! ��‍♀️����. They are both so wonderful and the picnic basket is just stunning - my all time favorite!

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  12. How about a map of Paris bridges, Carol? And that idea of yours, of the Metro entrances is great!
    Cheers!

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  13. I love Paris and your sweet way of sharing it!

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  14. Judith10:49 AM

    Perhaps you could do a Paris Map of the famous
    people buried in La Pere Chaise Cemetery.
    I love your latest: Petite Voyages environs de Paris!

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    1. I did one like that for Ile Saint Louis...it was hard ;((
      And so many more people in Lachaise...plus I dont like les cemetaire ;((((
      But good ideas none the less ;))

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  15. Janet6:46 PM

    I'm a definite Paris-ophile and have been happily following you and your adventures for several years. In 2013, I spent a wonderful six months living in the 19e arrondissement just a short walk from the Basin de la Villette. I wonder if the canals (St Martin, de l'Ourq & possibly other waterways) of Paris would be an interesting theme for your monthly map.
    Love your paintings and the tastes of Paris you offer to those of us who cannot be there with you.

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  16. How do I sign up to receive your blog?

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      Upper right-hand side bar on http://www.parisbreakfasts.blogspot.fr/
      Or try this link works?
      http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=ParisBreakfast&loc=en_US&email=&x=50&y=23

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  17. Carol G4:29 AM

    Perhaps you might do a letter of the Rue de Buci. We always stay there and find the flower market, outdoor rotisserie, fruit and veggies so charming ��. Merci infiniment.

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    1. Terrific idea Carol
      I love rue de Buci!

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