Toulouse-Lautrec & His World
The Washington Pavilion and Citi present Toulouse-Lautrec & His World through June 8th in the Visual Arts Center's Everist Gallery. Regularly hosted at the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, this extensive collection of over 150 works is traveling outside of Europe for the first time. Toulouse-Lautrec & His World features one of the most fascinating artists and personalities of the Belle Epoque (Beautiful Era) in France, which lasted from the late 19th century through World War I. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is considered one of the greatest painters of the Post-Impressionist period. Many of his works depict scenes from cabarets, theaters, dance halls and brothels. These were experiences that Toulouse encountered while living in the north district of Montmartre in Paris in 1885. David Mehrib, Director of Visual Arts at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, discussed the exhibit.