Art Services International Exhibitions

Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910

  "Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1800-1910" celebrates the work of avant-garde artists living in Paris at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, when the city was the center of creative activity as well as a favorite subject for artists. The work of the Naturalists, the Symbolists, the Incohérents, and the Nabis presented fresh visions of life and society during this important 30-year period of "Modern" French art. This is the first exhibition to present a kaleidoscopic view of the work of a generation of artists who continued the battle for artistic liberation from Academic standards fought by the Impressionists and Post Impressionists and by artists such as Seurat, Gaugin, and van Gogh. The exhibition puts the innovative art of these better-known artists into context, revealing that they did not work in isolation. Domestic scenes by Mary Cassat, Paul Helleu and Eugène Carrière are included, along with landscapes by Emile Schuffenecker and Charles Lacoste, Sybolist works by Aristide Maillol and Fernand Khnopff, and cafè scenes by Juan Gris and Jacques Villon. Turn-of-the-century artists like Pierre Bonnard and Toulouse-Lautrec also found alternative means to bring their art to a broad public by illustrating journals, books and theatre programs. Drawn from Dutch private collections, this groundbreaking exhibition includes185 works, including paintings, watercolors and drawings; rare zinc shadow puppet silhouettes; illustrated programs for the famous Chat Noir cabaret shadow theatre; and key ephemera for Parisian theatres, circuses, cabarets and cafè-concerts documenting the activities of avant-garde artists. It will travel to North American museums beginning in 2013. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Divan Japonais, lithograph, 1983


Henri Gabriel Ibels, The Clown, c.1895, crayon on paper, private collection. Henri Gabriel Ibels, Mere Moderne (Modern Mother), oil on canvas, 1893


Albert Guillaume, Cafe-Concert: Woman Riding Pigs, c.1905, crayon on paper, private collection. Charles Guilloux, Notre Dames, view from the Quais, c.1895, oil on cardboard, private collection. Mary Cassat, Etude de Jeune Fille (Study of a Young Girl), 1888, pencil on paper, private collection.

                                     Félix Vallotton, Charles Maurin, oil on canvas, 1886                              
Alphonse Mucha, Sarah Bernhardt, charcoal on paper, 1898

Louis Legrand, Bar scene, Portrait of Prince K, oil on paper, 1909

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Program for Louis Legrand, Dancer seated, watercolor on paper, c. 1900


 DATES :      November 2013 - November 2015

November 2 - January 19, 2014

February 8 - May 18

June 7 - August 17

September 6 - November 16

December 5 - January 11, 2015

January 31 - April 26

May 16 - August 16

September 5 - November 15





Nevada Museum of Art (Reno, NV)

Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, OH)

Foothills Art Center (Golden, CO)

Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)

Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach, FL)

Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA)

Arlington Museum of Art (Arlington, TX)

Louisiana State Univ. Museum of Art (Baton Rouge, LA)


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