November 21, 2014, 1:30 p.m. — A Graphic Reality: The Fine Line of Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the vitality and spectacle of fin-de-siècle Paris and created a new type of portrait by harnessing the revealing gestures and identifiable traits of the city’s most celebrated performers. Looking at Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters and drawings from the 1890s, we will come to know some of these performers and consider how the artist was able to convey so much through his radical reduced line, intense
silhouetting, bold colors, and dramatic, cropped compositions.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.
Sign language–interpreted Gallery Sessions are held every fourth Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.