Cincinnati, 12 September 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA)
From 13 October 2012 to 13 January 2013, the Cincinnati Museum of Art will open an exhibition on the French painter titled “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacles of Paris”.
Born in one of the most ancient families in France, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec was not particularly keen in his illustrious name nor he lived the way the rich families of aristocracy used to. He had a happy childhood till the moment, in 1874, he started to be affected by a delay into the development of bones, illness due to the consanguinity of his parents. He stopped growing and only reached a height of 152 cm. In 1881 he decided to begin his artistic training. Unable to take part in life the way a normally developed body would have allowed, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec lived for his art. He was a post impressionism painter, an Art Nouveau illustrator and a remarkable lithographer. He was considered the “soul of Montmartre” and he used to get inspirations for his paintings by the district he was living in. His works portray the life around the Moulin-Rouge, the cabarets and the theatres. Alcoholic and syphilitic, he died at 37 years old while leaving an amazing corpus of works. He was an incredible observer and deeply sympathetic with other human beings, never showing to have been regretting his deformity.
In this exhibition, visitors will have the chance of admiring some of his most famous posters like Aristide Bruant in his cabaret, Jane Avril, Concert, La Goulue (The glutton) and many others.