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One of Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous posters

The spirit of Montmartre haunts CaixaForum

The art museum hosts an exhibition with paintings, drawings, posters and illustrations by Toulouse-Lautrec and other artists of his time.

At the end of the 19th century, Paris reigned supreme as the art capital of the world, especially in the field of painting. At that time, Montmarte was the centre of the action, a place haunted by a number of artists including one Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi, 1864 - Château Malromé, 1901), who produced a seemingly endless series of posters, all in his own unmistakable style, as well as a major oeuvre of paintings, drawings and illustrations.

From 18 October to 20 January, CaixaForum Barcelona will be hosting an exhibition titled Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spirit of Montmartre, featuring over 350 works from both public and private collections around the world. Many of the pieces, as the name of the exhibition suggests, are by Toulouse-Lautrec, but the exhibition also includes works by other artists of the period. There is also an outstanding programme of related activities, including conferences and debates. For example, on the day, the curator, Phillip Dennis Cate, a critic specializing in 19th century French art, will be giving a lecture on the subject of the exhibition, while on 12 November the art historian Eliseu Trenc will be talking about the bohemian atmosphere of the Montmartre of just over a century ago. A week later an original conference will feature the pianist Marta Pinós, who will draw a sound map transporting us to the Montmartre of those years through the magic of music. The female figures of the neighbourhood, and other major artists who frequented it, including Matisse, Max Jacob, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Picasso and Modigliani will be the subject of other talks, all to be held at CaixaForum in late November and early December.

Additional information is available at the following link.

 

Publication date: Monday, 15 October 2018
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