The exhibition “When Toulouse-Lautrec looks at Edgar Degas” brings together these two major artists of the 19th century.
This year marks the centenary of the donation of the works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and of the foundation of the eponymous museum. On the occasion of this beautiful anniversary, an exceptional exhibition has been imagined; proposing a new approach to the work of Toulouse-Lautrec.
The exhibition “When Toulouse-Lautrec looks at Edgar Degas” brings together these two major artists of the 19th century. It is hosted at the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum until September 4.
This double exhibition brings the work of these two artists into dialogue for the first time, through around fifty of their works. Frequenting the same intimate and artistic circles, Toulouse-Lautrec will devote a great admiration to Degas, who will become for him a real source of inspiration. Older by a generation, thirty years separate them. The two painters settled in Paris, in the same district, and found their inspiration there, walking along the main boulevards, frequenting cafés and brothels. Powerful their roots in naturalism, they immortalized their contemporaries crossed in these places of entertainment and made it the material of their works, illustrations.
of modern life. The human or animal figure is captured in all the diversity of its attitudes and expressions.
This exhibition allows us to take a fresh look at the creation of the Albigensian painter and to question his influences.