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By Colta Feller Ives, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec

The Metropolitan Museum has in its assortment a superb physique of paintings in more than a few media via the late-nineteenth-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In displaying a wide component to 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 offers us the opportunity to reconsider the physique of labor by way of fresh scholarship. also, on account that a lot of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings is on paper and will be exhibited for under intermittent and restricted classes of time, this convey has given us a chance to check those works from the perspective of conservation. certainly, because it grew to become out, the various works on paper underwent huge remedy earlier than happening view.

The Museum's number of artwork through Toulouse-Lautrec, the end result principally of beneficiant donations from inner most creditors, comprises work, drawings, and examples of his best 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. in truth, with the wealth of examples on the Metropolitan Museum, we now can rejoice the bicentennial of lithography in the course of the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who almost reinvented this medium.

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