Thursday, August 14

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - MoMA

'La Troupe de Mademoiselle Églantine', 1896.
"A preeminent artist of Belle Époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts."
NY Times: Imbibing a World of Delight and Degradation
WSJ - The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
W - Moulin Rouge
BBC: Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit brings classic Paris to NY (Video)