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Those crazy years: life and art in Paris during the jazz age: 1920s-30s Linda Collins Wednesday 25 September 2019

After WW1, there was rejoicing in Paris, but there was also an uneasy feeling that once again this peace may not be everlasting. It seems the people of Paris decided to throw caution to the winds and simply enjoy the peace whilst it lasted. We consider the Paris of the time – the eccentric personalities and the visiting American jazz musicians, along with the five major artistic movements of the era. This lecture contains a lot of art history and sets our artists and their work within their time – and within the lively Paris of the Jazz age.