One of the world’s most beloved artists, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec documented the glamour and decadence of France’s belle-époque.
Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, September 17, 2011–February 19, 2012
Best-known for his depictions of young women performing the can-can, Toulouse-Lautrec was a shrewd observer of contemporary French life. Focusing on his prints, this generously illustrated book offers a thematic re-consideration of the artist’s oeuvre. In sections such as “The Human Comedy,” “Actors of the Scene,” “The Metropolis,” and “Circus,” the book highlights Toulouse-Lautrec’s keenly perceptive gaze as he explored a variety of settings—circuses, brothels, cafés, and dancehalls—and subjects of both genders and all classes in his work. A radical in his own radical time, Toulouse-Lautrec emerges as a consummate bohemian artist who depicted his contemporaries’ appetite for visual and sensual pleasure.
Hardcover with jacket, 176 pages, 24x30, 135 color illustrations, 20 b/w illustrations
$ 49.95 | £ 35.00
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US October 31, 2011
UK September 30, 2011