Related Objects
Current Location:
South Apartment D -> 1st Floor (bldg D)
Location Notes:
South D; 1st fl., Lf. Rm. 130

Le Plaisir á Paris: Les Bals et le Carnaval (Pleasures in Paris: Balls and Carnivals)

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.204.8
Artist:
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
1894
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16.625 in Width: 12.75 in
Description:
Art on both sides. Large image of people at a party. Man with monocle on balcony. People in masks. Text.
Historical Context:
Throughout his career, which spanned less than 20 years, Toulouse-Lautrec created 737 canvases, 275 watercolors, 363 prints and posters, 5,084 drawings, some ceramic and stained glass work, and more. Toulouse-Lautrec excelled at capturing people in their working environment, where color and the movement of the gaudy night-life are present while the glamor is stripped away. Toulouse-Lautrec's skilled depiction of people was a product of his painterly style, highly linear with great emphasis on contour.