photographed by ellen

Linda Evangelista playing the accordion in “Très Montmartre” for Vogue Italia, February 1992. Photograph by Ellen von Unwerth.

During the Belle Époque from 1872 to 1914, many notable artists lived and worked in Montmartre, where the rents were low and the atmosphere congenial. Pierre-Auguste Renoir rented space at 12 rue Cortot in 1876 to paint Bal du moulin de la Galette, showing a dance at Montmartre on a Sunday afternoon.