Pin-Ups_Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity



FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1911054214
RRP: £19.95
PAGES: 120
PUBLICATION DATE: October 24, 2018


Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity

By Hannah Brocklehurst, By Frances Fowle

Pin-Ups: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity offers a beautiful exploration of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s works in lithography. It explores the new artistic approach to the poster at the end of the 19th century, which bridged visual and popular culture and turned the relationship between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art on its head. Technical innovations in lithography pioneered by Lautrec and other artists produced larger sizes, more varied colours and new effects and launched the role of the poster as a powerful tool for communication and marketing in fin de siècle Paris. Lautrec’s embrace of celebrity helped to define the famous hotspots (theatres, cabarets and café-concerts) of fin de siècle Paris and made their stars recognisable figures across the whole city.

Works by contemporaries such as Pierre Bonnard, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen and Jules Chéret also feature, and Lautrec’s influence on British, and particularly Scottish, artists of the period will be explored. These include Walter Richard Sickert, Arthur Melville, John Duncan Fergusson, William Nicholson and James Pryde.

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