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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 a variety of media through the late-nineteenth-century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. In displaying a wide section of those works, the Metropolitan once more invitations the visitor—and the reader of this accompanying catalogue—to learn the fabricated from a unmarried fertile, artistic, and tireless brain in the course of the wealthy veins of fabric housed on the Museum. The exhibition additionally provides us the opportunity to think again the physique of labor when it comes to fresh scholarship. also, considering that a lot of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings is on paper and will be exhibited for less than intermittent and constrained sessions 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 large therapy sooner than occurring view.

The Museum's selection of paintings by way of Toulouse-Lautrec, the end result principally of beneficiant donations from deepest creditors, comprises work, drawings, and examples of his most interesting and most crucial 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 used to be being marked in Europe. actually, with the wealth of examples on the Metropolitan Museum, we now can rejoice the bicentennial of lithography throughout the works of Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist who almost reinvented this medium.

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