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On View: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris at the Museum of Modern Art

Artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is synonymous with late nineteenth century avant-garde Paris. Best known for his vibrant posters of Parisian nightlife, Lautrec was fascinated by the performers of the day and vice versa. His depictions made many entertainers famous and, in turn, are the works most closely associated with him. His genius for capturing café and cabaret denizens is celebrated in The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters now at the Museum of Modern Art.

 

'La Troupe de Mademoiselle Églantine (Mademoiselle Églantine’s Troupe)' by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1896 (Courtesty: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller)

‘La Troupe de Mademoiselle Églantine (Mademoiselle Églantine’s Troupe)’ by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1896 (Courtesty: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller)

Drawn primarily from the museum’s collection of posters, lithographs and prints, the exhibition features over 100 examples of Lautrec’s most famous works and muses, including Jane Avril. It is organized with five themes: café-concerts; singers, actors, dancers; his sensitive depictions of women, including “off-hours” prostitutes; supplemental venues such as sheet music and magazines; and the many delights of Paris.

Lautrec’s work captured the language and tempo of a variety of Parisian lifestyles of his time from politics to popular entertainment and paved the way for artistic celebrity chroniclers to come.

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters is on view at the Museum of Modern Art from July 26, 2014 until March 22, 2015. 

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