WALLPOST | Ethereal Life in Paris: A World Tour Exhibition with Henri de Toulouse Lautrec China’s Debut in Shanghai
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), the French painter and pioneer of modern poster design and lithograph art, will make a grand appearance in the Aurora Museum with his world tour exhibition, a modern artistic feast to entertain the Chinese audience, from December 24, 2022 to April 7, 2023.
“Ethereal Life in Paris: A World Tour Exhibition with Henri de Toulouse Lautrec”（Shanghai） is sponsored by Beijing Wisdom Art & Culture Co., Ltd, Aurora Museum, and Beijing Eric Culture Group Co., Ltd, and receives vigorous support from the French Consulate General in Shanghai，Shanghai International Culture Association. It is co-sponsored by Shenzhen Kingdom Culture, Sports and Technology Co., Ltd and Pan Art; Co-organized by China Eric (Beijing) Culture Exchange Co., Ltd,. as well as supported by The Museum Box and Culture and Science and Technology Committee of China National Interior Decoration Association.
This exhibition marks the most systematic collection of Lautrec, including nearly 120 sets and more than 230 precious objects related to the artist like representative posters (Jane Avril au Jardin de Paris, Divan Japonais, and Eldorado: Aristide Bruant), books, magazines, and music score covers and illustrations, and valuable manuscripts recording his creative ideas, personal letters, and old photos, as well as personal belongings and letters of Aristide Bruant and Yvette Guilbert, two of his favorite artists. They completely present the prosperous Paris recorded by Lautrec, the “soul of Montmartre”, with a pen stroke. Modern Shanghai and modern Paris will collide here transcending time and space.
Lautrec sleeping in couch by Natanson
The exhibition was supported by Professor Wang Jia, Honorary Curator of the Liechtenstein Museum, in an academic way. It includes four sections: “ Paris moderne”, “Crépuscule à Montmartre”, “Le monde de Toulouse-Lautrec”, and “La vie est un rêve”. To help people integrate into and experience the artist’s era, background, and works, a special program will be launched to lead viewers to return to the night in Paris at the end of the 19th century through Live Action Role Playing games. In Montmartre and Moulin Rouge in those years, they may taste the artist’s absinthe-like life.
One hundred years later, Moulin Rouge remains one of the most famous scenic spots in Paris today, and a hot scene for film, television, painting, and other artistic creation, to which the vivid works of Lautrec have also contributed a lot. Following the exhibition “From Courbet, Corot to Impressionism: World of Light and Shadow from Normandy, France”, “Ethereal Life in Paris: A World Tour Exhibition with Henri de Toulouse Lautrec” boasts another important original exhibition organized by Beijing Wisdom Art & Culture Co., Ltd. to sort out the history of Impressionism and post-Impressionism.
Exhibition Title：Ethereal Life in Paris: A World Tour Exhibition with Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
Exhibition Date: December 24th, 2022 – April 07th, 2023
Exhibition Venue: Aurora Museum, No.99 Fucheng Rd., Lujiazui, Pudong New Dist., Shanghai
Beijing Wisdom Art & Culture Co.,Ltd.;
Beijing Eric Culture Group Co., Ltd.
Consulate General of France in Shanghai
Shanghai International Culture Association
Shenzhen Kingdom Culture, Sports and Technology Co., Ltd;
China Eric (Beijing) Culture Exchange Co., Ltd.
Culture and Science and Technology Committee of China National Interior Decoration Association;
The Museum Box.
Wang Jia, Honorary Curator of Liechtenstein Museum.
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Jane Avril au Jardin de Paris
502 x 417 mm
1153 x 953 mm
Eldorado: Aristide Bruant
1850 x 1338 mm
Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret
1660 x 1280 mm
Ducarre aux Ambassadeurs, Le Café-Concert
550 x 463 mm
【About Aurora Museum】
Open to public in October in 2013, Aurora Museum under its mission of “protection, inheritance and dedication” has been committed to the research and presentation of traditional Chinese cultures on the one hand, and the promotion of contemporary art in China on the other. Aurora Museum launch a new space in October in 2020, base on the permanent exhibition we present various of special exhititions and events. We look forward to curating and presenting more inspiring and visionary art projects to the public.
Paven Tsai, Aurora Museum
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