170 works coming from the Herakleidon Museum of Atene evoking the Paris of the Belle Époque.
From 22 October to 5 March 2017 at Palazzo Chiablese, a major exhibition on Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, a bohemian painter of late nineteenth-century Paris, which traces his life from 1891 to 1900 shortly before his death at the age of just 36.
The exhibition, promoted by the Royal Museums of Torino and the Arthemisia Group, offers visitors the chance to discover the secrets of lithographic technique and printing in the late nineteenth century, marked by bright colours and large print runs, paving the way to the start of advertising posters for which Lautrec was the forerunner. Toulouse-Lautrec is considered one of the greatest French artists between the 19th and 20th centuries. His art focused on the widest range of Parisian humanity captured in moments of everyday life or fun. A major source of inspiration for him was the Montmartre district and the nightlife of its bars, shown in most of his works. These are instants in everyday life that Lautrec depicts with great immediacy.
The artist very quickly became one of the most acclaimed designers and illustrators in the French capital and received commissions for advertising posters for the theatre, dance and shows, as well as for illustrations in important magazine of the period such as the satirical Le Rire.
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