Featuring works from Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries, including Jules Chéret, Pierre Bonnard and Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, the Toulouse Lautrec Edinburgh exhibition, Pin-Ups, focuses on works that turned the limelight on Montmartre, its venues and its entertainers.
Lautrec’s time in the bohemian district of Montmartre coincided with the development of modern printmaking and an explosion of nightlife culture, which are depicted in his free-flowing simplified linear works, often evoking the sorrow and humour behind the images.
The artists, cabarets, cafes and entertainers of Montmartre fascinated Lautrec, and his ability to capture the essence of the scenes in posters gave widespread impact to his works, although his status as an artist was disputed during his own lifetime.
5 October: Friends Preview: Pin-ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity
6 October 2018 – 20 January 2019: Main Exhibition
6 October 2018: Opening Talk: Toulouse-Lautrec: Faces and Grimaces
10 October 2018: Teachers’ Private View
The Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Friends Preview, free of charge to Friends, at: Toulouse-Lautrec Friends Preview
Main Exhibition, £11.50 (concessions available), 25 & under £6.50, on the door.
Opening Talk, free of charge, on the door.
Teachers’ Private View, free of charge but ticketed, at: Teachers’ Lautrec
TIP: A shuttle bus service runs between the Scottish National Gallery, the the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The bus drops off, but does not pick up from the Portrait Gallery. A voluntary £1.00 is requested for the service.
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