March 4, 2019

Belgium - Toulouse Lautrec Exhibition in Arlon

I remember when I was in Edinburgh in January they had at the National Gallery an exhibition of a Scottish artist inspired by Toulouse Lautrec and I had the real deal in my village and did not bother to check it out. Such a pity!
The Toulouse Lautrec Exhibition is opened in Arlon since July and it will be open until April 21st, so you have plenty of time to visit it, provided you live in this area.

The 80 or so paintings, exhibited at The Palace in Arlon, depict the erotic way of life in Paris at the end of 19th century. "Regarded as "the soul of Montmartre", it depicts life at the Moulin Rouge and other Montmartre and Parisian cabarets and theatres, as well as characters of all social classes and picturesque figures of Montmartre."

Be aware though, the exhibition is opened from Tuesday to Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the entrance fee is 8 euros for adults and 6 euros for students. It costs 5 or 4 euros for children, but really you think Toulouse Lautrec is a painter for children? The organisers do say that for the kid's visit they have prepared a special folder and made the exhibition more interactive for them, but really...
I am not the one to fancy French painters, it's good that they exist, but I think it's a question of taste, but I mean it's a big French painter exhibited in Arlon, the entrance is pennies, why not go? I have liked the posters drawn by Lautrec, they have colour and are not that erotic. 
And I've also liked one of his self portraits. This one. It's similar to publishing a bad selfie on social media :)
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