The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec
March 10, 2017 — June 18, 2017
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s radical, bold, and often outrageous posters share the spotlight with his sketches and illustrations in our Spring keynote exhibition.
One of Paris’ key post-Impressionist artists, Toulouse-Lautrec frequented the city’s many entertainment establishments, including the popular Moulin Rouge.
He was commissioned to produce posters promoting new Cafe-Concerts, groundbreaking performers like Jane Avril, and audacious impresarios like Aristide Bruant. Like many Parisian artists Toulouse-Lautrec drew inspiration from the Japanese prints being exported to Europe, which offered new ways of looking at the world, and a selection of these works are on display in a companion exhibition.
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art is organized by Sarah Suzuki, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
A companion exhibition inside these gallery walls looks at what inspired the French artists of this age.