The journal white (poster) (1896) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The journal white (poster) - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleThe journal white (poster)
ArtistHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Art MovementArt Nouveau (Modern)
Current LocationMusee Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France

About The journal white (poster)

The artwork titled “The Journal White (poster)” is a creation of the esteemed artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the year 1896. It stands as a shining example of the Art Nouveau movement, a period that celebrated the beauty of modern aesthetics. This particular poster genre piece is housed within the Musee Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, France, where it can be appreciated for its historic and artistic significance.

Regarding the artwork itself, it displays an elegant figure dominating the composition, representing an advertisement for “La Revue Blanche,” a cultural and literary magazine based in Paris. The figure is fashionably attired, wearing a large, billowing coat adorned with what appear to be red crabs or lobsters, a testament to the whimsically lavish style of the time. A striking green plumed hat sits atop the subject’s head, adding a vibrant splash of color that contrasts with the muted tones of the coat and background. Polka dots on the figure’s dress lend a playful air to the design.

The use of bold outlines and flat areas of color are characteristic of Toulouse-Lautrec’s style, as is the integration of text and image to create an engaging and coherent poster. One can note the distinctive lettering style of the text, “La revue blanche,” announcing the bi-monthly publication schedule and pricing information. This inclusion of text is skillfully balanced with the visual elements, making the poster not only an advertisement but also a work of art that captures the spirit and vibrancy of Parisian culture at the turn of the 20th century.

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