During this creative arts workshop, children find inspiration in artwork of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the post-impressionist painter to produce a poster in the Art Nouveau style.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, caricaturist and illustrator of aristocratic origin.
Toulouse-Lautrec is famously known as the artist who designed the Moulin Rouge’s legendary posters. He was the first artist to elevate advertising to the status of a fine art. Indeed, his posters obliterated the boundaries between high art, namely, painting, drawing and sculpture, and low art, namely, posters, logos and other forms of visual culture art.
His artwork mostly depicts the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century. He has produced a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes even decadent, affairs of those times.
More than simply a brilliant advertiser and artist, Toulouse-Lautrec was an important informal visual historian of urban life in Belle Epoque Paris.
Date: Saturday 12 January 2018
Time: 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Ages: This workshop is recommended for children from 7 to 13 years old.
Location: Atelier du Square, rue François Bonivard 4, 1201 Geneva. Click here to see map.
Fee for one afternoon: CHF 65.- per child, materials and snack included, for the whole week.
Enrollment: Please download the enrollment sheet Toulouse-Lautrec FR Inscription. Complete it and scan or take a picture of it and return to [email protected]. Payments are due on signature of the enrollment sheet
Information: Eurydice Labaki, [email protected], +41 (0) 78 696 12 45