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By Colta Feller Ives, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec

The Metropolitan Museum has in its assortment a very good physique of paintings in a number media by way of the late-nineteenth-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In displaying a wide component of those works, the Metropolitan once more invitations the visitor—and the reader of this accompanying catalogue—to research the made 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 reconsider the physique of labor by way of contemporary scholarship. also, considering that a lot of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings is on paper and will be exhibited for less than intermittent and restricted classes of time, this exhibit has given us a chance to check those works from the perspective of conservation. certainly, because it became out, some of the works on paper underwent huge therapy sooner than occurring view.

The Museum's selection of paintings through Toulouse-Lautrec, the outcome principally of beneficiant donations from inner most creditors, contains work, drawings, and examples of his most interesting 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 whilst the centennial of its invention was once being marked in Europe. actually, with the wealth of examples on the Metropolitan Museum, we now can rejoice the bicentennial of lithography throughout the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who almost reinvented this medium.

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