“La Goulue” (1891) by Toulouse-Lautrec

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.

“Aristide-Bruant in his cabaret” (1892) by Toulouse-Lautrec

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.


Practical information

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