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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Der Schimmel „Gazelle“, 1881 © Albertina, Wien, Sammlung Batliner


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The Path to Modernism

16.10.2014 - 25.01.2015

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Aktstudie, 1882/83 © Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, AlbiHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Moulin Rouge – La Goulue, 1891 © Albertina, WienHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant, 1892. Foto: Pernille Klemp © Designmuseum Dänemark, KopenhagenHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Die Frau mit der schwarzen Boa, 1892. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, don de la comtesse Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec, mère de l'artiste, 1902 © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay) / Hervé LewandowskiHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Die Damen im Speisesaal, 1893 © Szépművészeti Múzeum, BudapestHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Die tätowierte Frau, 1894 © PrivatsammlungHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Yvette Guilbert singt „Linger Longer Loo“, 1894 © Staatliches Museum für Bildende Künste A. S. Puschkin, MoskauHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, May Belfort, 1895	 The Cleveland Museum of Art, Bequest of Leonhard C. Hanna, Jr. 1958.54 © The Cleveland Museum of ArtHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Brustbild Marcelle Lender, 1895. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris © Cliché Bibliothèque nationale de FranceHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Die sitzende Clownesse – Mademoiselle Cha-U-Ka-O, 1896. Aus der Serie Elles – Sie Statens Museum for Kunst, Kopenhagen © SMK PhotoHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril, 1899 © Albertina, WienHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Im Zirkus: Clown Footit – Dresseur, 1899. Statens Museum for Kunst, Kopenhagen © SMK PhotoHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec Programm für „Der Totschläger“ von Émile Zola, 1900 © Mugrabi CollectionHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec Messalina steigt die Treppe herab, 1900/01 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. George Gard De Sylva Collection © 2014. Digital Image Museum Associates/LACMA/Art Resource NY/Scala, Florence

In October 2014 the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is showing the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ever held in Austria. The 150th anniversary of this spectacular artist’s birth is a fitting occasion for holding this exhibition, in which loans from international collections present Lautrec’s multifaceted oeuvre and his extraordinary observational skills in different genres – paintings, works on paper, lithographs and posters.

Besides the illustrious “loud” posters for the pleasure palaces of Montmartre, the foundation of Lautrec’s international fame, we can also discover the lesser known Toulouse Lautrec: paintings in muted colours facilitating an intimate form of portraying human psychology, drawings with pen and pencil, ideal for a pithy characterisation of the subject. The linking and juxtaposition of different modes of expression, themes and concepts are a reflection of the artist’s complex figure on the brink between two centuries. A unique show, which illuminates new aspects of one of the great protagonists at the dawning of Modernism.

curated by

Evelyn Benesch


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