An exhibition rich in colours and sensations at the Grand Palais

An exhibition rich in colours and sensations at the Grand Palais

Coming soon to the Grand Palais: a retrospective of the work of the amazing Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. This artist is known for his paintings that leave no one cold and also for his work as an illustrator. Nowadays, he is a key icon of Montmartre, where he spent a large part of his life. He tirelessly revelled in the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris at the end of the 19th century. He is said to be the heart and soul of the cabarets of Montmartre. Standing just 1.52 metres tall, saddled with an ungainly body and a constant lisp, Toulouse-Lautrec was an illustrious provocateur at the salons of the day. He played on his deformity and his peculiarity. He loved women – all women – and people who were out of the ordinary, painting them with harsh yet tender lucidity and a touch of humour… his speciality. This post-impressionist painter was a member of the avant-garde movement of the 20th century. From 9 October 2019 to 21 January 2020, 200 of his pieces will be on display for our enjoyment.

© Poster of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, 2019

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