Toulouse-Lautrec & His World

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Toulouse-Lautrec & His World

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Toulouse-Lautrec & His World

Past Exhibition Catalogue
January 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lived in Paris during theBelle Époque (Beautiful Era) frequenting cabarets and cafés where he captured its famous singers, actors, his friends and the working class in his highly celebrated posters, prints, caricatures, sketches, and paintings. Greatly influenced by the French Impressionist movement, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is a post-impressionist of the mid-late 1800's. Due to his excessive lifestyle Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec died from complications of alcoholism and syphilis in 1901 at age 36.

This exhibition highlighted approximately 150 of Toulouse-Lautrec’s rare works on paper including sketches, and some of his iconic posters like Jane Avril, Divan Japonais, and La Troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine. The included posters were incredibly rare and fragile because as temporary advertisements for a particular show they were not done on quality paper. Some of the works were accompanied by appropriate passages from French literature, photographs, and other objects, in order to help the viewer better understand the atmosphere of that time.

Hardcover
160 pages
10 x 13 x 1 inches