• LOCATION 11 | Highlights Around Parc Montsouris: From Hidden Water to Secret Villages

    Georges Braque

    Georges Braque on Paris audio tour Highlights Around Parc Montsouris: From Hidden Water to Secret Villages

    We will now go up rue Nansouty, keeping the park on the other side of the street to our left.

    To the right is a dead-end street named after Georges Braque, the painter who worked at number 6. You can take a peek but come back to walk up rue Nansouty. In 1908, Braque & Picasso invented cubism, breaking the rules of perspective and representing a single object mixing multiple viewpoints, on a single canvas. This neighbourhood was also about mixing pictural styles and races: Braque's neighbour Foujita made a rare cubist ink portrait of the most famous French Black model of the time, Aïcha Goblet. Turn right at the next corner, onto rue du Parc de Montsouris, to learn more about her.

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Highlights Around Parc Montsouris: From Hidden Water to Secret Villages