A big exhibition of pictures by Toulouse-Lautrec, which is about to open at the Tate Gallery, London, was shown to the Press on Feb.10th.
A big exhibition of pictures by Toulouse-Lautrec, which is about to open at the Tate Gallery, London, was shown to the Press on Feb.10th. There are ninety works, covering all periods of the artist's life, from the time when, at the age of 15, an accident to his legs made him lame and stunted for the rest of his life, to the years when he worked in Paris, often drinking heavily.
Seventy-two painting, and drawings come from the Toulouse-Lautrec's museum at Albi, the painter's birthplace in the south of France. Others have been loaned by public and private collections both in France and England.
Toulouse-Lautrec's wok -- now well-known and admired by many in England -- received a very poor reception when shown in London in 1898, shortly before the artist's death.
Notes on pictures filmed: "La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge" is a sketch for the first of Lautrec's famous series of posters. "Yvette Guilbert" - another sketch of a poster - was so much disliked by the star that she forbade Lautrec to make the final poster. "Chocolate Dancing - depicting another well-known Paris entertainer, is in Chinese ink and blue chalk, heightened with white, on buff paper. "Reine de Joie" - another poster sketch. "Artilleryman Saddling His Horse" - showing Lautrec's early promise, it was painted when he was only 15. "The Revue Blanche", a poster sketch for a new magazine. "The Salon in the Rue des Moulins" - an important painting showing a scene from the world of brothels the artist frequented. "Woman Pulling on Her Stocking " - an oil painting.