Toulouse-Lautrec in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Colta Feller Ives, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec

The Metropolitan Museum has in its assortment an outstanding physique of paintings in more than a few media by way of the late-nineteenth-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In displaying a wide component to those works, the Metropolitan once more invitations the visitor—and the reader of this accompanying catalogue—to research the made from a unmarried fertile, artistic, and tireless brain in the course of the wealthy veins of fabric housed on the Museum. The exhibition additionally provides us the opportunity to re-evaluate the physique of labor by way of fresh scholarship. also, considering the fact that a lot of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings is on paper and will be exhibited for under intermittent and constrained classes of time, this exhibit has given us a chance to envision those works from the viewpoint of conservation. certainly, because it became out, many of the works on paper underwent huge remedy prior to happening view.

The Museum's number of artwork by way of Toulouse-Lautrec, the end result mostly of beneficiant donations from inner most creditors, comprises work, drawings, and examples of his best and most vital prints. The artist excelled in lithography; 100 years in the past his daring, continual experimenting gave this medium a completely new visual appeal simply while the centennial of its invention used to be being marked in Europe. actually, with the wealth of examples on the Metropolitan Museum, we now can have fun the bicentennial of lithography during the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who almost reinvented this medium.

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