Toulouse-Lautrec, Resolutely Modern
Toulouse- Lautrec, Resolutely Modern, is the first retrospective since 1993 of this turn of the century artist, world renowned for many works as well as his mystifying of the Moulin Rouge and "Montmartre culture" in Folklore.
This exhibition, takes a new approach that tells us of the expectations and anxieties of the time and of an artist whose origins, opinions and open aesthetics protected him from all inquisitorial temptation. Lautrec saw himself as a pugnacious and comical interpreter of a freedom that needs to be better understood by contemporary audiences.
One of the dimensions of the work is the desire to represent time, and soon to deploy duration as much as freeze momentum. Encouraged by his photographic passion and the success of Degas, electrified by the world of modern dancers and inventions, Lautrec never ceased to reformulate the space-time of the image.
From the 9th of October to the 27th of January at the Grand Palais.