Spain's first sight of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters

18th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

18 April 2005, MADRID - Spain will get its first chance to see a collection of the French painter Toulouse Lautrec's classic posters from the Belle Epoque era.

18 April 2005

MADRID - Spain will get its first chance to see a collection of the French painter Toulouse Lautrec's classic posters from the Belle Epoque era.

An exhibition opens at the Madrid Mafre Cultural Foundation entitled 'Toulouse-Lautrec and the Belle Epoque Poster', comprising some 100 of the diminutive painter's works from the Ixelles Museum in Brussels. 

The Belgian museum has loaned the best of its formidable collection of Toulouse-Lautrec's posters, bar one piece.

Many are famous works, including one advertising the cabaret of Aristide Bruant in the café Ambassadeurs in Paris.

The painter's work represents the best of a 'golden age' of poster painters, of which Toulouse-Lautrec is considered the master. It reached the peak of its popularity during the last decade of the 19th century in Paris, Brussels and London. Shows or literary occasions were announced on posters designed by painters.

The Brussels museum has a collection of over 1,000 works from the Belle Epoque, whose best examples will be shown in Madrid until 19 June.

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