Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Museum of Modern Art

A Gentleman and a Lady
What would a visit to NYC be without museums? I went to MOMA because of the Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters Exhibition. WOW! Says it all.

A preeminent artist of Belle Époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) brought the language of the late-19th-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. A cultural nexus, he connected artists, performers, authors, intellectuals, and society figures of his day, creating a bridge between the brothels and society salons of the moment. His work allows entry into many facets of Parisian life, from politics to visual culture and the rise of popular entertainment in the form of cabarets and café-concerts.

Some of my favorites:

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