Thursday, February 5, 2015

‘The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec’ at New York’s MoMA

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. His pictures of revellers, performers, prostitutes and other members of the Parisian demimonde are acutely observed. In the exhibition, ‘The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec’, at MoMA in New York, the musium capitalises on its own extensive collection, and builds up a colourful portrait of the city and its society... more