Discover Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the Grand Palais de Paris
Published on 5 October 2019, dans Exhibitions
Taking a break in Paris this autumn at the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel? Then you have the perfect opportunity to discover an artist who is emblematic of the capital. The painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is the subject of an exhibition at the Grand Palais de Paris between October 9th, 2019 and January 27th, 2020.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec revisited at the Grand Palais de Paris
The artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is especially famous for his scenes of Parisian night life of the 1890s, from the Moulin Rouge to the Opera. You will be familiar with the posters he painted to advertise shows and leisure establishments. The painter, however, was more than simply an illustrator of Parisian pleasures. His canvases insightfully reflected all levels of society at that time, from the elite to the prostitutes he loved to depict in his works. The exhibition Resolutely Modern at the Grand Palais aims to restore the appreciation of this critical and humorous dimension of the artist’s creativity. It also shows how his work foreshadowed the avant-garde movements that would come later.
The Grand Palais; a historical monument to discover
In addition to the exhibitions it hosts, the Grand Palais is itself well worthy of your attention. Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, it was classified as a historic monument in 2000. The building boldly mixes classicism and modernity through steel, stone and glass. Its nave, with a surface area of 13,500 m², is the largest in Europe and is crowned by a 17,500 m² glass dome. From the Grand Hotel Saint-Michel, located between the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Latin Quarter, you can take a stroll along the Seine to discover this majestic setting of French heritage and culture. In addition to Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist El Greco will be featured in an exhibition until February 2020.
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