Pin-Ups : Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity - the exhibition catalogue from National Galleries of Scotland available to buy at Museum Bookstore

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

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beautiful exploration of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's works in lithography

Pin Ups 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 cafe-concerts) of fin de siècle Paris and made their stars recognisable figures across the whole city. Works by contemporaries such as Pierre Bonnard, Theophile Alexandre Steinlen and Jules Cheret 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 and William Nicholson.

  • Authors: Hannah Brocklehurst is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Galleries of Scotland. Frances Fowle is Senior Curator of French Art at the Scottish National Gallery
  • Paperback: 120 pages | 100 colour illustrations
  • Date published: June 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911054214
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 17.3 cm

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