Lautrec exhibit continues in Sioux Falls

February 1, 2014 by  

The exhibit, “Toulouse Lautrec and his World” will be on display at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls until June. It is a traveling exhibition of works from the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece.

Lautrec is one of the most famous artists and printmakers of 19th century France and is classed with the Post Impressionist artists such as Van Gogh. He is best known for his posters of the Moulin Rouge nightclub.

The exhibit features 150 of the artist’s work including 12 of his best-known posters and 35 preliminary sketches. Each piece of art is accompanied by information about the time in which it was produced; this includes text, photos and objects.

There are several upcoming activities designed around the exhibit including a screen printing class, print making demonstrations, a panel discussion and the showing of movies about the artist’s life.

This event will likely be very important to those employed by graphic design and printing companies in Sioux Falls. Studying a master in printmaking will no doubt inspire them in their own work.

“Toulouse Lautrec and his World” is showing at the Everist Gallery in the Washington Pavilion’s Visual Art Center until June 8 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day. Admission to the exhibit alone is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and military and $5 for those aged 3 – 17. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday. To learn more visit the Washington Pavilion website.