She Broke The Hearts Of Men
The Musee d'Orsay is dedicated to the great princess Misia Sert
Their alluring perfume is long gone, their apparently irresistible aura also. But the fascination which the Russian-born Maria Sophie Godebska in the first half of the 20th Century on the Paris art and - perhaps more so - man's world exercised, shares up today in the impressive gallery of portraits, which the great painters of the time have made ??of it. Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Félix Vallotton, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Renoir, only the most famous names in a seemingly endless series, which now add in the Musee d'Orsay, a gorgeous tribute to this magnificent patron and muse, the right to "The Queen of Paris" is titled.
Mary was soon to all the world just yet Misia. Colette described it as "the Polish girl, whose wit everyone moves to ban the whole city and the only affectionate first name called". Your last name but changed several times. She was born in 1872 into a musical family in St. Petersburg. It must have been a rebellious, artistic aufsaugendes everything your child is a fifteen year old married out of spite against her in a convent school, immobilizing her cousin Tadeusz Natanson family. He was editor of the leading, but notoriously strapped magazine "La Revue Blanche", and quickly found the talented pianist in her Paris salon surrounded by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Zola, Claude Debussy and other art greats. They shone in these circles, served as inspiration and solace, but the star she was until she relinquished her bankrupt husband in return for financial support to the seriously rich, Alfred Edwards, were in Paris theaters, casinos and newspapers. The marriage was concluded 1905th
With Edwards' influence in the beautiful back Misia was the patron, the Igor Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau and Marcel Proust, supported the parlierte with Artur Rubinstein, the politicians like Aristide Briand and Georges Clemenceau received. Their motto was: "I respect the art is not, I love them". In gratitude, she was painted, was the inspiration for characters in novels written about and sung about. In 1945 it was to Misia Sert darker. Drug addiction, depression and financial problems plagued her, her beautiful art world had been irretrievably lost, then the protagonists. She died in 1950. Again and again, but a flickering interest in this woman who was not even creative, but inspired others, which stands for the splendor and the spirit of a long gone era.