Exhibition catalogue

This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.


Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was an acute observer of Parisian life. This publication coincides with the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge, the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in Australia. The catalogue highlights Toulouse-Lautrec’s skill as a painter and draughtsman, his experimentation in composition and the brilliance of his technical execution in all media. Here readers will experience a wide range of paintings and a selection of key drawings, posters and prints.

Toulouse-Lautrec’s career is traced from his earliest works and his student days at the Atelier Cormon to his extraordinary depictions of the Paris social scene, the dance halls, the cafe-concert, the theatre and opera and the bordellos. He captures the essence of his Parisian characters and haunts in a perceptive and insightful way.

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. This publication will provide audiences with a more thorough understanding of the artist’s short but dazzling career.

Special Exhibition price AUS $39.95

Available from the NGA Shop, NGA mail order and selected bookstores.

  • Pub date: December 2012
  • 288 pages
    290 x 240 mm, paperback
    illustrated in full colour
  • ISBN 978 0 642334 30 5
  • RRP AUS $49.95

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Image detail: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec La Goulue entering the Moulin Rouge [La Goulue entrant au Moulin Rouge] 1892
The Museum of Modern Art, New York Gift of Mrs David M. Levy