Toulouse-Lautrec & Company: Prints from the Belle Époque
March 03, 2012 - May 27, 2012
Lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and prints by his contemporaries conjure the atmosphere of the Belle Époque.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was one of the most innovative and popular artists of the late nineteenth century. In addition to his captivating images of cabaret performers, actresses, and dancers, he designed theater programs and song sheets that conjure the atmosphere of the Belle Époque, or beautiful era. The exhibition will feature ten lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec and approximately twenty prints by his contemporaries including Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Jules Chéret (1836-1932), Maurice Denis (1870-1943), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), and Édouard Vuillard (1868-1940). The prints are on loan to The Hyde from two private collections. The exhibition is curated by Erin B. Coe, Chief Curator, The Hyde Collection.
Image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French (1864-1901), Bust of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender, 1895, color lithograph, 12 15/16 x 9 5/8 inches (image), From the Collection of Artist Jan Balet (1913-2009), EL2010.1.6.