I’m so glad I was able to go to my favorite museum in Connecticut – the Bruce Museum. They have an amazing exhibit on the French artist Toulouse-Lautrec showing right now with prints on loan from the Herakleidon Museum in Greece.
Toulouse-Lautrec’s prints are easily recognizable – he captured Paris’s thriving nightlife scene and gave personality to the biggest actors and dancers of the late 1800s. His obsession with fame and celebrity combined with his affinity for caricatures and use of prints/lithographs makes me think of him as a 19th century precursor to Andy Warhol.
Since photographs were not allowed in the exhibit, here are some examples of the art featured that I’ve pulled. The grandeur of the works is much better in real life, of course!
If you’re in the NYC/tri-state area, definitely swing by the Bruce Museum to get an intimate look at the work of this fantastic artist!