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Join Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture of Europe, and Jay A. Clarke, Rothman Family Curator of Prints and Drawings, as they discuss the phenomenon of celebrity culture in Paris through the paintings and posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Dynamic and instantly recognizable in their distinct style and use of unconventional materials and methods, Lautrec’s images filled the streets of Paris and helped catapult his clients to fame. Through cutting-edge experiments in lithography, Lautrec emphasized the distinctive traits of singers, dancers, and performers, such as Jane Avril and May Milton, as well as actors, writers, and cabaret owners such as Aristide Bruant, to distinguish them from their competition.
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Support for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Celebrity Culture of Paris is provided by the Allan McNab Endowed Fund