"Toulouse - Lautrec and his Circle" Exhibition

Bunkamura Museum of Art

poster for "Toulouse - Lautrec and his Circle" Exhibition

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), the phenomenally gifted painter who was active in Montmartre at the end of the 19th century, in his short life of only 36 years created a style all his own, though influenced by great many other painters. He met Émile Bernard at the Atelier Cormon in Montmartre, knew Degas (whom he idolized), was stimulated to create posters by the work of Jules Chéret and Théophile Steinlen, and became close friends with Pierre Bonnard and other members of Les Nabis. By focusing on these friendships, we get to know a new Lautrec.

Planned and organized by the director of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Lautrec's birthplace, Albi, France, this exhibition is composed of internationally-held works by Lautrec himself and of the artists he befriended. It is a marvelous introduction to a painter who really stormed through fin-de-siècle Paris.

[Image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Portrait of Marcelle" (1894) oil on cardboard. All rights reserved: Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, Tarn, France]



From 2009-11-10 To 2009-12-23
Until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays (last entry 20:30)



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