There’s a lot more to the famous painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec than his Moulin Rouge posters.
From October 9, 2019 to January 27, 2020, the work of the Post-Impressionist French painter will be on display in the Grand Palais in Paris in a special retrospective, “Toulouse-Lautrec, Resolutely Modern.” The exhibit is co-curated with the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Réunion des musées nationaux.
Toulouse-Lautrec, born in 1864, is best known for his work featuring the Moulin Rouge and what could be called “Montmartre culture.” Dominated by a community of artists and performers, the neighborhood was both celebrated and criticized in the French artist’s work.
Mentored first by Princteau, Bonnat and Cormon, and later by Manet, Degas and Forain, Toulouse-Lautrec had two distinct periods: one of naturalism and another more caustic. The exhibit explores these two periods and what links them through some 200 works.