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- If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose? See all answers
- July 26, 2013 by kaylr
- Fly on the wall
Just to sidestep any American socio-political point in time, because...well, I get enough of that perspective just living here...I am going to pick the Moulin Rouge in Paris in 1887. This was the period of time when Vincent Van Gogh had moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists.
I would have loved to witness the "wild debauchery" AND the new discoveries in the world of art. I would have loved to see firsthand and hear the dramatic exchanges between Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
The time seems to have been so full of color and intrigue. So lively! Everything in art was changing. It would have been an experience like no other.