Picasso and Lautrec in Madrid
Thyssen Bornemisza Museum
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid presents a pictorial exhibition of the time Pablo Picasso spent in Paris, focusing on the relationship between his early work and that of Toulouse-Lautrec. If you are visiting Madrid, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Madrid and other famous cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
In 1899, young Picasso first became associated with "Els Quatre Gats", a group of avant-garde writers and artists in Barcelona who were close to modernism and the decadent movement and were influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec, among others. However, it was between 1900 and 1904, when Picasso spent periods living in Paris prior to moving there permanently, that he came into contact with the work of the Post-impressionists, such as Toulouse-Lautrec. During those years his subject matter focused on the city’s low life and on the atmosphere of the night-time café-concerts. His painting was clearly influenced by the work of Lautrec, as can be seen in the exhibition. Discover up to more than a hundred works in this comparative study that will become one of the premieres of the season.
The artistic career of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec lasted approximately 15 years, but that of Pablo Picasso lasted for more than 70 years. Both developed their talent from childhood, they were attracted by Paris, city that Picasso first visited in 1900, a year before the death of Lautrec, and both rejected the academic teaching. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid offers you a journey throughout 114 works organized around the themes that interested them both as caricature portraits, the night world of the cafes, cabarets, theatres, the harsh reality of marginal beings, the circus show or the erotic universe of the brothels. You will see that Picasso's dialogue with Lautrec, going through all his artistic production until he reached his stage of maturity.