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By Colta Feller Ives, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec

The Metropolitan Museum has in its assortment a very good physique of artwork in more than a few media via the late-nineteenth-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In displaying a wide element of those works, the Metropolitan once more invitations the visitor—and the reader of this accompanying catalogue—to study the manufactured from a unmarried fertile, artistic, and tireless brain during the wealthy veins of fabric housed on the Museum. The exhibition additionally supplies us the opportunity to re-examine the physique of labor by way of contemporary scholarship. also, due to the fact that a lot of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings is on paper and will be exhibited for less than intermittent and restricted sessions of time, this express has given us a chance to ascertain those works from the perspective of conservation. certainly, because it grew to become out, some of the works on paper underwent wide therapy ahead of occurring view.

The Museum's selection of paintings through Toulouse-Lautrec, the outcome principally of beneficiant donations from deepest creditors, comprises work, drawings, and examples of his best and most vital prints. The artist excelled in lithography; 100 years in the past his daring, chronic experimenting gave this medium a wholly new visual appeal simply while the centennial of its invention used to be being marked in Europe. actually, with the wealth of examples on the Metropolitan Museum, we now can have fun the bicentennial of lithography in the course of the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who nearly reinvented this medium.

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