Exhibition celebrates one of France’s greatest artists

February 7, 2017 by  

The exhibit ‘The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters’ is coming to the Chrysler Museum of Art, and will be on display until June.

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec was a French post-impressionist artist who lived from 1864 to 1901. He was primarily known for his posters that advertised the Moulin Rouge and other Paris cafes. This exhibition will be showcasing several of those posters, as well as his prints, song sheet designs, and illustrations. It will also be examining five subjects pertaining to his work, including the rise of nightlife.

Some of the works on display include the lithographs ‘Jane Auril’ from 1899 and ‘Divan Japonais’ from 1893. Japanese prints from the museum’s permanent collection will also be on display to illustrate the art that influenced him.

The exhibition is on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and was curated by Sarah Suzuki.

Those employed in graphic design companies in Norfolk will likely be very interested in seeing this exhibit before it leaves, perhaps taking inspiration for their own work.

The exhibit will be on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art from March 10 to June 18. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. Call 757-554-6200 to learn more.