Maria-Christina Boerner, who studied literature, art history and media, received her PhD in Berlin. A lecturer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), she is also the author of numerous essays on cultural topics.
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A Toulouse-Lautrec JourneyFeb. 25 2013
Judith B. Harnsberger
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This is a biased review since Henri Toulouse-Lautrec has been my favorite artist since I owned two inexpensive copies of his brightly colored posters published in the 1950s. The strength of the lithographs, pencil,ink works included is the economical use of line by Lautrec. With a few expressive lines the faces of the cabaret performers and those in the audience are created and the broad or thin swirling, curling lines outline the dancers' dresses. Through Lautrec's drawings, you feel a part of the 19th century night life in Paris. There are just a few black and white photographs of Lautrec and social groupings from that time. The drawings were from a collection housed in the Herakleidon Museum in Athens For me, the book is a treasure.