The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Setting & Symbolism

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Paris, France

In 1903, Gertrude Stein moved to Paris with her brother Leo, where she spent the rest of her life. Alice B. Toklas met Gertrude Stein in Paris on September 8, 1907, the day she arrived.

Clamart

Clamart is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France, and is located 5.4 miles from the center of Paris. This is the location where Matisse bought a home and land after the success of his school.

Montmartre

Montmartre is a hill, giving its name to the surrounding district, in the north of Paris. This is the location where Pablo Picasso and other impoverished artists lived and worked in a commune in a building called Le Bateau-Lavoir during the years 1904–1909.

Fauvism

Fauvism was a short-lived style of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the realistic values retained by Impressionism. Fauvism as a style began around 1900 and...

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