Peinture à l‘essence. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the Albertinum
Among the distinguished group of French paintings in the collection of the Galerie Neue Meister is the painting "Les deux amies" (Two Girl Friends) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from 1895. The painting, which had recently been fully restored, will be shown alongside lithographs from the portfolio “Elles” (They, 1896) from the holdings of the Kupferstich-Kabinett.
- Exhibition Site Albertinum
- DATES 09/11/2013—02/02/2014
In the mid-1890s Toulouse-Lautrec intensively dealt with Paris’ demimonde and the world of brothels. His depictions of low life in the entertainment district Montmatre, here especially his posters, made him known as an artist of “Belle Époque" at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Using the techniques of painting, drawing and lithography, he portrayed in large-scale figural scenes as well as in portrait-like single scenarios the lively doings of a colourfully mixed society in cafes and cabarets, in artists’ studios and galleries, in music and dance halls and salons.