Toulouse-Lautrec, recognized around the world as one of the most important post-Impressionist painter, illustrator and lithographer, will be on display at the Aurora Museum, in Shanghai, China from December 24, 2022 to April 7, 2023! This will be the first exhibition of this collection in China!
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is best known for his works depicting scenes from cabarets, theaters, dance halls, and brothels of late 19th century bohemian Paris. These were themes that the artist lived, beginning in 1885 when he moved to Montmartre and immersed himself in its nightlife.
He wanted to show life as it is, not as it should be, but this objectivity was not without empathy or humor. His interest lay in portraying people, not only those he met during his nights on the town, but also his friends and the working-class citizens of Paris. He was a hard-working artist, producing an enormous body of work in a wide range of media.
The exhibition includes well over 200 exhibits highlighting some of the best-known images of this great artist with many large posters, some before the advertising letters, lithographs and drawings (including double-sided drawings), a water color, an extremely rare lithographic stone, book illustrations, hand written letters by the artist and vintage photos. All painting a picture of Bohemian Paris, taking visitors back in time.