Toulouse-Lautrec, Les lumières de la nuit
When Toulouse-Lautrec discovered Montmartre, Aristide Bruant was singing at the Mirliton; the Moulin Rouge, after the Moulin de la Galette, was opening its doors to dancers, and La Goulue and Valentin le Désossé were the stars. A passionate spectator, Lautrec became a friend of the stars and, through his posters, the architect of their glory. Claire and José Frèches follow in the footsteps of this young aristocrat from Albi who was made different by illness. Instead of nature and the landscape of the South-West, and the subtle nuances of the skies, he soon preferred Paris and the cabarets, the limelight and the lights of the night that make women more beautiful.
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- 12 x 17
- Exhibitions, Icons of Modern Art, The Morozov Collection