“Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Luci e ombre di Montmartre” at Pisa’s Palazzo Blu: through February 14, 2016


Toulouse-Lautrec: Light and Shadow of Montmartre

Through February 14, 2016

Palazzo Blu – Pisa, ITALY

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Moulin Rouge, La Goulue," 1891 color lithograph poster, private collectionPalazzo Blu dedicates an exhibition to the French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec represents an era of the late 19th-century Paris and the lifestyle, especially around the district of Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge. From 1891 to 1901, Lautrec produced 351 lithographs, 28 of which are the posters that made him famous, and which today represent real visual clichés of Paris that he portrayed in an innovative graphic style.

With more than 180 works on display from major international public and private collections, Toulouse – Lautrec. Lights and Shadows of Montmartre provides a great opportunity to discover the diversity and modernity of the art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec expressing both the beauty and darkness of his environment.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec "Tete de femme," 1896 olio su cartone, 42 x 36 cm, Fondation Georges Bemberg

Showcasing the most complete collection of original graphic works of Toulouse-Lautrec in the world, the exhibition is composed of first editions, unique works not found in any other collection and numerous lithographs presenting dedications, original pencil marks, and notes of the artist’s hand. Lautrec was among the first to understand and to value the importance of advertising, allowing him a creative expansion and opportunity to address issues without any sociological assumptions.

The exhibition is enriched by a selection of works from the Italiens de Paris, masterpieces of the great Italian masters, including Boldini, Natali, and Zandomeneghi Macchiati that were inspired by the art of Toulouse-Lautrec.

Palazzo Blu

Luci e ombre di Montmartre
October 16, 2015 – February 14, 2016

Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-7pm / Saturday – Sunday 10am-8pm

Tickets: €10 (with audioguide)

Palazzo d’arte e cultura Fondazione Palazzo Blu
Lungarno Gambacorti, 9 – Pisa

T 050 220.46.50


About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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