Les Cités d’Artistes à Paris

November 5 – November 29, 1999

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This was an exploration of Parisian art studios in photography by Geneviève Hofman.

The “artist in his studio” was a theme frequently chosen by 19th century painters. In the 20th century, photographers once again take up this theme.

My intention is different. I did not knock on the doors of studios, nor did I wish to take photos of artists. What interested me was not the studios, but the artists’ colonies (Cités d’artistes)… I scoured Paris to locate, compile, observe, and photograph the various settlements of artists in the city, the estates and developments inhabited by artists past and present.

-Geneviève Hofman

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