Artists in Residence
A Guide to the Homes and Studios of Eight 19th-Century Painters In and Around Paris
By Dana Micucci
Photographs by Marina Faust
Venture beyond museum walls and into the homes and studios of eight celebrated nineteenth century artists—Claude Monet, Charles-Francois Daubigny, Vincent van Gogh, Jean-Francois Millet, Rosa Bonheur, Gustave Courbet, Eugene Delacroix, and Gustave Moreau—all open to the public and located either in or near Paris. This innovative guidebook is replete with sumptuous color photos and detailed travel information.
Among Vincent van Gogh's own favorite works was the one entitled Daubigny's Garden, one of several paintings and sketches he made there. Van Gogh returned again and again, we conjecture, not only because of the garden's physical beauty, but because of its emotional resonance. A setting so infused with the spirit of his esteemed and beloved predecessor must have been deeply significant for the younger artist.
This same impulse draws us to artists' homes and studios. Carefully preserved for more than a century and open to the public, the sites described in these pages offer an intimate glimpse into their private worlds. Most of these residences are only a convenient day trip from Paris (and the homes and studios of Delacroix and Moreau are in the city). The scenic villages of Barbizon, Auvers-sur-Oise, Giverny, and Ornans have remained relatively unchanged over the years, enchanting today's traveler with the same natural beauty that so inspired the artists who settled here.
About the Author
Dana Micucci is a journalist based in New York who specializes in the arts. She has written for Architectural Digest, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Town & Country, International Herald Tribune, Art & Antiques, and the Chicago Tribune.
About the Photographer
Marina Faust is a photographer based in Paris who works frequently for Architectural Digest.