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Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid French Language & Culture Group
Nationalities & Languages
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 03 May 18:30 - 20:00

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Bonjour les francophiles!

This time, we would like you to join us to visit an exhibition by French artist Tolouse Lautrec called "TOULOUSE-LAUTREC Y LOS PLACERES DE LA BELLE ÉPOQUE"

The full collection of posters by French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is being shown in Spain for the first time. It comprises 33 works portraying fin-de-siècle Paris and its voluptuous nightlife. The works, coming from the Museum of Ixelles in Belgium, make one of the only two poster collections by the artist.

Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters illustrate the pleasures of bohemian Paris in the late nineteenth century: cabarets, can-can dancers, pleasure-seekers, consumption boom and other elements that defined the cultural and social milieu. The exhibition sheds light on the new perspective on art and life introduced with the Belle Époque.

The collection at the Museum of Ixelles is one of two sets of posters by Toulouse-Lautrec. The other is at the National Library of France in Paris. The exhibition in Madrid also includes works by Alphonse Mucha, Jules Chéret, Théophile Steinlen, and other pioneers of graphic design.

A bientôt,