Toulouse-Lautrec et La Vie Modern: Paris 1880 – 1910

This extraordinary exhibition highlights the wide spectrum of exciting work created by avant-garde artists in Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. Through dreamy Symbolist landscape paintings, edgy Parisian street scenes, intimate domestic tableaus, bawdy cabaret sketches, figure studies, portraits and still life compositions, Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880 – 1910 investigates a generation of artists continuing the battle against French Academic standards fought by the Impressionists and the Barbizon painters before them. A special focus is the intoxicating gathering of artists, writers, performers, and musicians in Montmartre, where everyone from Toulouse-Lautrec, whose style and subjects epitomize the times, to Sarah Bernhardt and Paul Verlaine worked amid the swirl of cafe-concerts, circuses, and theatres. The show is alive with a variety of both images and media.

I saw this in San Diego many years ago - 80's. If it is the same, it is marvelous! Though I don't know if they have room for the entire show that I saw. :-)

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  • Ilana

    Here what the dictionary states: Bo·he·mi·an [boh-hee-mee-uhn] Show IPA
    noun
    1.
    a native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
    2.
    ( usually lowercase ) a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.
    3.
    the Czech language, especially as spoken in Bohemia.
    4.
    a Gypsy.
    adjective
    5.
    of or pertaining to Bohemia, its people, or their language.
    6.
    ( usually lowercase ) pertaining to or characteristic of the unconventional life of a bohemian.
    7.
    living a wandering or vagabond life, as a Gypsy.

    February 9

    • Barbara

      Thank you, Ilana. Funny how one uses words without really knowing the origin and it never occurred to me before yesterday to associate the country and the adjective.

      February 10

  • Ilana

    Barbara, I looked up for your question re: Bohemia and yes, Bohemia was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire and subsequently a province in the Habsburg's Austrian Empire. I do not really know how it become later associated with bohemian life style? Maybe will look it up.

    February 9

  • Jeannine

    Miniature exhibit but cute

    February 9

  • Lauren

    Sorry...can't get out of the hills...

    February 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to see this exhibit, but with the county under a Level 1 snow emergency and snow still falling, I'm not going to make it out of the house today. I may try for next Sunday if anyone else is going to miss today and wants to see the exhibit.

    February 9

  • Kathy

    Sorry to miss going with you all today.

    February 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Zen Cha sounds like a good idea.

    February 8

    • Jeannine

      We just did Chinese last night. Is there another idea?

      February 9

    • Ilana

      This is not really Chinese. It is a tea salon and they have great tea and very tasty tea cookies plus, if anyone hungry, other food - see menu http://www.zen-cha.co...­

      February 9

  • Barbara

    Angry Baker 891 Oak St at 18th - good food
    Not many others when you eliminate ShoNo and Downtown. Maybe Explorer's Club on S High? Or Drexel's new creperie?

    February 7

    • Jeannine

      Explorers Club is way too expensive and the food is crappy - trying to hard to be modern. My Hungarian friends and I have determined that their Magyar attempts are nothing more than Hungarian fusion.

      February 7

    • Jeannine

      we shall think of something by then.

      February 7

  • Michael

    It wasToulouse-Lautrec's birthday.
    I bought him a belt and said...
    "Is that belt too tight, Toulouse?"

    December 25, 2013

  • Jeannine

    Okay, Sunday, provided that the weather cooperates, we will just meet right there by the ticket booth. It is free on Sunday, so we don't buy tickets but I don't know how packed this show is going to be.

    February 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely!!! I really hope to be able to make it!

    December 28, 2013

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