Toulouse Lautrec and the Pleasures of the Belle Époque
19 febrero, 2018
Madrid gets an interesting exhibition about Toulouse – Lautrec, the famous painter and poster artist who illustrated the Parisian nightlife of the late nineteenth century.
The author, of bourgeois origin, lived during his youth in the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre, where he lived with artists of the stature of Vincent van Gogh. Regular customer of cabarets such as the Moulin de la Galette, the Moulan Rouge or Le Chat Noir, where as a spectator he outlined the liveliness of his scenes, his well-known works are strongly linked to the Parisian night, its pleasures and amusements.
The originality of his works and his particular approach gave him a privileged place within his profession. There were numerous cabarets that commissioned posters about their shows.
These posters are the core of the exhibition that we can enjoy for the first time in Spain. Through them, we reflect on the important changes that affected the shows, literature, art and, in general, the way of thinking, at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
The exhibition, located at the Canal Foundation, is divided into four sections: The pleasures of the night. The cabaret pasisien; The pleasures of the scenarios, literary and artistic pleasures and modern pleasures, consumption.
Useful information for the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and the Pleasures of the Belle Époque
Dates. From February 8 to May 6, 2018.
Place. Canal Foundation. Mateo Inurria street, 2. Madrid.
Phone. +34 91 545 15 01