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.
Presenting Partners: ACT Tourism, the ACT Centenary Fund, and the International Exhibitions Insurance Program
Exhibtion Partner: ActewAGL
Principle Partners: NAB bank and Channel Nine
Major Partners: Qantas, WIN network, The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and ABC
Accommodation Partner: Novotel Canberra
Beverage Partners: Kronenbourg 1664 and Chandon
Signage Partner: Flash Graphics