- Title: Paris mounts first Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition in three decades
- Date: 4th October 2019
- Summary: VARIOUS OF PHOTOGRAPH OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AT EXHIBITION
- Embargoed: 18th October 2019 13:34
- Keywords: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec French painter Post-Impressionism retrospective of Toulouse-Lautrec
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Art,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA003AZOMAU1
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- Story Text:An exhibition showing the works of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his portrayal of Paris's cafes, brothels and cabarets at the end of the nineteenth century, opens next week in the French capital.
It is the first Parisian retrospective of Toulouse-Lautrec, considered one of the most influential Post-Impressionists, in three decades and the organizers aim to give the public a more broad view of the painter's short career.
Toulouse-Lautrec captured the bohemian Parisian nightlife of the 1890s and immersed himself in it. Inspired by the nascent art of photography, he adapted an unconventional style with his portraits.
Born in Albi in 1864, Toulouse-Lautrec spent most of his life in Paris. He died in 1901, leaving behind between 700 and 800 paintings, 300 lithographs and 40 posters.
He notably painted posters for the Moulin Rouge, the French cabaret famous for its high-kicking cancan dancers and flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes, which first opened its doors to audiences exactly 130 years ago.
The Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition at the Paris's Grand Palais runs from Oct. 9 to Jan. 27.
(Production: Thierry Chiarello, Noemie Olive and Martin Esposito)
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