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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 showing a wide part of those works, the Metropolitan once more invitations the visitor—and the reader of this accompanying catalogue—to study the made from a unmarried fertile, creative, and tireless brain throughout the wealthy veins of fabric housed on the Museum. The exhibition additionally supplies us the opportunity to think again the physique of labor by way of fresh scholarship. also, because a lot of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings is on paper and will be exhibited for under intermittent and constrained classes of time, this convey has given us a chance to envision those works from the perspective of conservation. certainly, because it became out, the various works on paper underwent huge remedy earlier than happening view.

The Museum's selection of artwork by way of Toulouse-Lautrec, the end result mostly of beneficiant donations from deepest creditors, comprises work, drawings, and examples of his best and most crucial prints. The artist excelled in lithography; 100 years in the past his daring, power experimenting gave this medium a wholly new visual appeal simply while the centennial of its invention was once being marked in Europe. in reality, with the wealth of examples on the Metropolitan Museum, we now can have fun the bicentennial of lithography throughout the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who almost reinvented this medium.

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