Tim Marlow, artistic director for London's Royal Academy of Arts, chooses the best exhibitions to see this month, presented by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
T he electrifying output of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is being reconsidered in a novel exhibition, Toulouse-Lautrec: Resolutely Modern, at the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais in Paris. The show, which brings together over 200 artworks, examines the legacy of the renowned artist.
Curators at Rmn-GP assert that museums and galleries have repeatedly positioned Toulouse-Lautrec as a trivial artist, who was enticed by the allure of a bohemian lifestyle – an artist enveloped by the ‘culture of Montmartre.’
Toulouse-Lautrec: Resolutely Modern seeks to shape the narrative of Toulouse-Lautrec anew, removing the tropes and associations of the Moulin Rouge. As a result, the exhibition presents an authentic and insightful window to Toulouse-Lautrec’s remarkable oeuvre.
Toulouse-Lautrec: Resolutely Modern will open in at the Grand Palais on 9 October 2019 and comes to an end 27 January 2020.