National Galleries of Scotland opens its first exhibition devoted to the art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Paris in the fin-de-siècle was known as the 'city of pleasure’; famed for its cabarets, dance halls and cafés. Most famous of all were the nightspots of the bohemian district of Montmartre.
Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity will focus on Toulouse-Lautrec’s lithographic posters, portfolio prints and illustrations which made stars of Montmartre’s venues and their entertainers - personalities such as Yvette Guilbert, Jane Avril and Aristide Bruant.
On show during the exhibition will be some 75 works by Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries, including prints by Pierre Bonnard, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen and Jules Chéret. British artists were equally attracted to the dynamic café culture of Montmartre and the exhibition will also showcase works by artists such as Walter Sickert, Arthur Melville, JD Fergusson and William Nicholson, among others.
Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity
National Galleries of Scotland
6 Oct 2018 – 20 Jan 2019