Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre
|Rating||:||4.60 (711 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
Not what I was expecting Poor reproductions. Not what I was expecting. Exhibit Memories Fantastic representation of the exhibit that I toured in Washington DC. They prohibited any photography within the exhibit, so this was just the thing! Beautiful and thorough. If you are interested in the old absinthe addled Montmartre, this is must reading.. Readerguy said Colorful and thorough work. Beautiful book. The text is thorough and the pictures beautifully presented. This work puts the oeuvre of Toulouse Lautrec in context with the place and time central to his vision- Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge. Several articles are given to biographical sketches of the people who occupied a large place in the life and paintings of TL.
--Mike McGonigal. As Mary Weaver Chapin explains, Lautrec was a pop artist before pop, with his appropriations of handbill imagery, his affinity for famous performers, his elevation of the "low" poster medium to "high" art, and his interest in perpetuating his own fame. As discussed in Phillip Dennis Cate's essay, all manner of artists commingled in Lautrec’s dens of exploitation (circuses, dancing halls and whorehouses): Nabis, Symbolist, and post-Impressionist painters, absurdist humorists, caricaturists, anarchists, musicians, scene painters, and even proto-conceptual artists. It's easy to understand the attraction of this era; after all, so many of the cultural seeds of the 20th century were sewn in such a brief time in Paris' 18th arrondissement by (let's face it) a bunch of horny drunk dudes messed up on absinthe. Thi
And it discusses the artists, writers, actors, singers, and dancers who formed Toulouse-Lautrec's circle.The book's gracefully written essays by Richard Thomson, Phillip Dennis Cate, and Mary Weaver Chapin, with Florence E. His much mythologized life has found its way into many biographies and into two feature-length movies called Moulin Rouge.Lavishly illustrated with 370 color plates, Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre is the first major work to present the artist's oeuvre in the context of Montmartre's lively art scene from roughly 1885 to 1901. Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre evokes a colorful, chaotic era, and adds a new dimension to our understanding of the art of Toulouse-Lautrec.. In his hands, advertising posters were raised to a high art; he portrayed the nightlife of Montmartre-circuses, cafés, dance halls, and brothels-with clear, bold color and a certain seamy panache that is instantly recognizable as his. Childhood illness and injuries steered Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) away from customary rural aristocratic avocations and toward a profession as an artist. Accompanying an exhibition of the same name at the National Gallery of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, the book features the important paintings, drawings, prints, and