Between 1891 and his death in 1901, Toulouse-Lautrec created 31 posters, which signified a high point in his oeuvre. Their graphic expression was of wide-ranging importance not only for poster and advertising art, but also for the visual language of the 20th century.
The Danish Museum of Decorative Art founded its collection of Toulouse-Lautrec posters as early as 1893, and by 1897, it had already acquired two-thirds of all the artist’s posters. The collection is probably the oldest complete one.
In addition to a catalogue raisonné of the collection and a report on the often suspense-filled work of conserving large posters in particular, the book deals with Toulouse-Lautrec’s poster art in relation to the visual art of the day. The author demonstrates first and foremost how profoundly the Japanese woodcut print influenced Lautrec’s posters. It was the symbiosis between the Japanese idiom and the art tradition of the day that resulted in an entirely new European form of pictorial expression.
Fascinating articles by experts on art history and restoration, with a comprehensive catalogue of the world's finest collection of Toulouse Lautrec Posters.
120 color illustrations printed on fine art paper, all reproductions made directly from the originals.
200 pages, large format, bound