Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Paris and The Moulin Rouge

The toilette (Combing her hair) - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 Jane Avril at the Jardin de Paris - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  The Simpson Chain - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Divan Japonais - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

La Goulue entering the Moulin Rouge - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Recently I visited Canberra and went to the National Gallery of Australia I did get to see the Sydney Long exhibition and as amazing as that was I wish I could of seen Toulouse-Lautrec – Paris and The Moulin Rouge, which is currently on display. Though the 19th Century isn't one of my most favoured times in Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec expressed through his art what was happening in Paris at the time in such an insightful way, capturing the essence of his Parisian characters and haunts.

The exhibition showcases paintings, drawings, posters and prints by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who's subject matter became thoroughly modern, thus making him an influential figure in the evolution of the art in the 20th century.

Toulouse-Lautrec – Paris and The Moulin Rouge examines the abilities of Toulouse-Lautrec as an acute observer of Parisian life, alongside his involvement in Parisian culture - the high life and the low life. Showcasing a spectrum of  his works including earlier pieces through to his extraordinary depictions of the Paris social scene, the dance halls, the café-concerts, the brothels and theatres.

Toulouse-Lautrec – Paris and The Moulin Rouge
Where: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Friday 14 December 2012 – Tuesday 2 April 2013
National Gallery of Australia
Cost: There is an entry fee – please refer to the National Gallery of Australia website

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