La Boheme: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the Montmartre Masters

Title: La Boheme: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the Montmartre Masters
Authors: Collective
Publisher: Silvana
Theme: Artist monographs
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Dimension: 25 x 29 cm
Language: English
Release date: April 2019
ISBN: 9788836640232


Soon after moving to Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) dedicated himself to chronicling a new kind of Parisian life. He was a painter who captured the exhilarating society of le demi-monde and its establishments: racecourses, circus tents, theaters and opera houses, cabarets and brothels. In a mature career of only ten years, Toulouse-Lautrec produced 368 prints and lithograph posters, which he considered of equal importance to his paintings and drawings. Toulouse-Lautrec began to experiment with lithography at the same time as his contemporaries Alfonse Mucha and Th ophile Steinlen. Because of their work, lithographs and posters were elevated from the status of mere mass advertising media to an accepted artistic genre. La Boh me charts the growth of print media in this period through Toulouse-Lautrec's lithographic oeuvre, in which the artist developed his distinctive loving, unsparing vision of Belle poque Paris.