Phillip Dennis Cate
"The French fin de siècle (1890-1905) was the most famous period in the art of printmaking. Pierre Bonnard, Alexandre Steinlen and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among others, experimented intensively with the new printing techniques, with striking and beautiful results. The greatest innovation of these artists was the way they applied their talent to every level of the market: from deluxe proofs for the elite, especially for collectors, to applied graphic...
Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this catalogue celebrates the groundbreaking avant-garde artists whose works embody the spirit and decadence of fin de siècle and Belle Époque Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne is a celebration of the work of a generation of avant-garde artists at the turn of the nineteenth century in Paris who fought for artistic liberation against the strict codes of the Academy. Like the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists...