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Paris & the Moulin Rouge

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© Courtesy of National Gallery of Australia
Paris & the Moulin Rouge

Parkes Place, Parkes
Canberra , ACT 2600
December 14th, 2012 - April 2nd, 2013
Opening: December 14th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://nga.gov.au/Home/Default.cfm
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
information@nga.gov.au
PHONE:  
+61 2 6240 6411
OPEN HOURS:  
open daily 10am–5pm
TAGS:  
posters, prints

DESCRIPTION

Toulouse-Lautrec is the National Gallery of Australia’s next summer exhibition and will run from 14 December 2012 to 2 April 2013. The Australian public have never before had the opportunity to see a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the art of French 19th century artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in painting, drawing, posters and prints.

Toulouse-Lautrec will examine the artist’s abilities as an acute observer of Parisian life, his skill as a draughtsman, his experimentation in composition and the brilliance of his technical execution in all media. The exhibition will shed new light on Toulouse-Lautrec through an examination of his involvement in Parisian culture—the high life and the low life.

The exhibition will trace Toulouse-Lautrec’s career from his earliest works to his extraordinary depictions of the Paris social scene, the dance halls, the café-concerts, the brothels and theatres. This he did in an insightful way, capturing the essence of his Parisian characters and haunts. Toulouse-Lautrec’s subject matter was to become thoroughly modern and he became an influential figure in the evolution of the art of the twentieth century.