Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn makes U.S. debut in Cincinnati, San Francisco (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, August 7, 2015)
Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art in Bloom 2015 showcases floral interpretation of fine art (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, August 4, 2015)
Cincinnati Wing Pre-Civil War Galleries Re-Open Aug. 1 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 27, 2015)
More Eastern treasures in Eden Park: Masterpieces of Japanese Art extended through Jan. 3 (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 23, 2015)
New special feature Unknown Elements ignites the imagination (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, July 20, 2015)
Northern Baroque Splendor showcases rare collection of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, May 11, 2015)
October 13, 2012 to January 13, 2013
Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa was an heir apparent of an ancient aristocratic family. In 1878-79 he broke both legs leaving him a four-and-a-half foot dwarf. With a handicap that rendered the usual occupations of the noble rich unsuitable, Lautrec pursued a career as a working artist.
Even more scandalous than a nobleman working for a living was Lautrec’s plunge into the bohemian life of Montmartre, the hub of the artistic, intellectual and literary avant-garde, with its growing number of commercialized theaters, café-concerts, cabarets and dance halls of the 1880s and 1890s. Between 1891 and his death at 37 in 1901 Lautrec portrayed the mood and the atmosphere of these nocturnal haunts of Paris in his color lithographs and posters.