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Notre Dame an inspiration in film, music and books

1 month ago   |   By National Post

NEW YORK - The Notre-Dame de Paris, which sustained a devastating fire Monday, has inspired writers, painters and filmmakers for hundreds of years. Here are some notable examples:
PAINTING: Henri Matisse painted it often- in intimate blue, a distant green, a pinkish haze. It served as a melancholy backdrop for William-Adolphe Bouguereau's “The Bohemian,” while the interior provided a golden, grandiose aura for Jacques-Louis David's “The Coronation of Napoleon.”
BOOKS: Think of books about Notre Dame and you'll inevitably begin with Victor Hugo's “Notre-Dame of Paris” (otherwise known as...
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