Sunday, May 01, 2005

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre

National Gallery of Art, East Building, Mezzanine and Upper Level

Went to see the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit today. Lautrec is one of my all time favorite artists and this is a great exhibit of his work. It includes not just his celebrated posters and paintings of nightclub life, but also his drawings of the circus and even brothels. There are paintings by other artists of the era so you get a more complete picture of Montmartre.

I have seen most of the pictures in this exhibit, either in books or the originals, but there was one delightful one I was not familiar with - Monsieur, Madame and the Dog.

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