Toulouse-Lautrec prints, illustrations and posters at Ara Pacis in Rome.
4 Dec-8 May. Some 170 works by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec come to Rome from the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, currently closed for renovations.
Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is famed for his prolific output of Post-Impressionist paintings and posters, lithographs and Art Nouveau illustrations, the majority of which recorded scenes from the brothels, theatres and bars of late 19th-century Paris.
The works exhibited in Rome were created during the last decade of the bohemian artist's life, who died aged 36, and include rare limited-edition prints, illustrations and posters. Of particular interest are the designs leading to the final images, showing the evolution process behind the printed poster or lithograph.
The exhibition comprises sections dedicated to Parisian nightlife, actresses from the Belle Epoque, and horse-racing at Longchamp. It also provides insights into the artist's personal life and his warm relationship with the prostitutes and dancers who feature in so much of his work.