18 June 2009 − 3 January 2010. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec is famous for his prolific output of iconic post-impressionist paintings and posters, lithographs and art-nouveau illustrations, almost all of which recorded the night-life of late nineteenth century Paris.
As well being fun and accessible, his posters soon became extremely popular. Previously, posters had not been viewed as an art form in their own right; indeed many of the art critics of the day had nothing but scorn for them. Luckily these days his posters are celebrated for the wonderful and courageous images they are, executed light years ahead of their time.
This exhibition displays 26 of the 31 posters produced by the artist between 1891 and 1900, a year before his premature death aged 36.
Mon-Fri: 09.00-13.00 & 14.00-18.00