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Toulouse-Lautrec, Lights and shadows from Montmartre in Pisa


Toulouse-Lautrec, Luci e ombre di Montmartre

Lights and shadows from Montmartre

In Palazzo Blu, Pisa, Italy

2015 October 16th2016 February 14th

Visited by Fabio Bardelli.

PISA/ITALY: On Arno river’s placid shores in Pisa is a curious blue building, well recognizable even from far, that is home to prestigious art exhibitions since many years.

The Blue House Gallery. photo: Kinzica Sorrenti

The Blue House Gallery. photo: Kinzica Sorrenti

Currently on display are works of the great Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the biggest names in the history of Nineteenth-Twentieth century. His great artistic production is widely exemplified in this rich exhibition of paintings, posters, drawings, lithographs coming from public and private collections.

The subjects are all linked to Paris environments of late nineteenth century, and this exhibition gives us a closer view of what was considered the world capital of art at that time, Paris the city of Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, artists, intellectuals, writers, sinful night clubs home of girls dancers.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a dancing scene from Montmartre

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a dancing scene from Montmartre

It was a really fascinating time in terms of artistic, literary and mundaine point of view, who in Toulouse Lautrec one of his more intense singers.

Toulouse-Lautrec. La Goulue and  Paul Lescau,1894

Toulouse-Lautrec. La Goulue and Paul Lescau,1894

La Goulue arrives at Moulin Rouge.

La Goulue arrives at Moulin Rouge.

The artist’s technical mastery was really great, with its speedy strokes he drew or painted subjects sometimes well defined, sometimes left sketchy.

Everything is seen through the eye of one of the most acute and disenchanted protagonists of that cultural time.

The interesting exhibition is open till February 2016. 

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