According to Urban Dictionary

Boheme - Carefree lifestyle unbounded by convention.

Bohemian - Movement of artist and poets in late 19th century France, especially in Paris. Bohemians believed in living outside of the bourgeois (conventional, middle class) mainstream culture. Bohemians were against the Salon (the institution that controlled the literary and art market in France until the turn of the 20th century)and believed that art and literature should be radical. They often gathered in "cafes" and drank absinthe. Many Bohemians were politically radical, being either anarchists or members of the Commune de Paris during the Franco-Prussian war. The Bohemian movement died out at the turn of the century but had a large influence on later movements such as surrealism, the beat generation, and punk rock.
Toulouse - Lautrec depicted the romanticized life of many Bohemians, although the reality of the life-style was often very difficult and tragic.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Paris Dream!

It has been my dream for a long time to live and paint in Paris for a year and and now the dream is becoming a reality. I have never never been to Paris but have built up crazily romantic images of the city based on artists and writers that lived there and painted and wrote in much detail of their life and times in Paris. Two days now till I fly out. I can't wait, off to start my next adventure. Next time I post I will be in Paris.

2 comments:

Sammi said...

whoo!!

Jane said...

It is great to live your dream. Enjoy and have fun.
love
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