Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

El Teatro

(SOLD OUT EDITION)

El Teatro (The Theater) of Toulouse-Lautrec approaches the cultural and urban life of the Parisian cabarets and the Montmartre district through the work of the French painter.

ARTIKA has worked together with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi on this limited numbered artist’s book of 2,998 copies.

The Art Book features 30 lithographs reproducing scenes and characters captured by the artist during his many visits to theaters.

The plates, with the seal of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, are attached to a triptych and are completed with fragments of the plays in the illustrations, reviews of the period or statements by the author himself.

«The three volumes that make up the work can be displayed in a case that imitates a stage, a clear reference to the theater and the world of show business that so inspired Toulouse-Lautrec.»

The Study Book analyzes in depth the artistic career of Toulouse-Lautrec by Danièle Devynck, Julien Dumas and Valèria Gaillard, and includes the analysis of all the plates of the work. Finally, the book Montmartre immerses us in the mythical Parisian neighborhood of the 19th century and its bohemian spirit with exclusive material and testimonies of the time compiled by Oscar Jané.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

CASE

  • Case made up of three bodies, lined with red Brillianta Calandré fabric.
  • 4-color printing
  • Tray format of each book: 38,1 x 38,2 cm
  • Methacrylate module interior window: 37,2 x 37,2 cm
  • Individual spine of each body: 4.6 cm (2.6 in.)
  • Closed spine: 13,8 cm
  • Format (closed): 41,6 x 41,6 cm
  • Format (open): 124.8 x 41.6 cm (124.8 x 41.6 cm)
  • Weight: 13.346 kg.

STUDY BOOK

  • Format (closed): 37,7 x 37,9 cm
  • Spine: 2.5 cm
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Paper: tatami white, 170 g
  • Printing: 4/4 inks
  • Binding: 350 g graphic cardboard, two-color printing, two-tone (cardboard laminated on the front and back)
  • Anti-scratch matt laminated cover
  • Bilingual edition: Spanish and English

MONTMARTRE BOOK

  • Format: 37.7 x 37.9 cm (11.5 x 11.5 in.)
  • Spine: 1.75 cm
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Paper: Tatami White, 170 g.
  • Printing: 4/ 4 inks
  • Binding: 350 g graphic cardboard, two-color printing, two-tone (cardboard laminated on the front and back).
  • Anti-scratch matte laminated cover.
  • Bilingual edition: Spanish and English

ILLUSTRATIONS

  • Selection of 30 theater-related lithographs, printed on Cottage Premium White paper, 120g.
  • Printing: 4/1 (70% black for numbering).

TRIPTYCHS

  • Trifold paper + two diptychs (publisher’s note / notarial act): Stucco Tintoretto Gesso, 160 g.
  • Tri-fold printing: 5 inks (4 + Pantone 193 U) + 2 (black + Pantone 193 U).
  • Size (closed): 37 x 37 cm.
  • Measurements (open): 110 x 37 cm.

FOLDER

  • Paper: Stucco Tintoretto gesso, 350g.
  • Printing: 2/01 inks
  • Size when closed: 37,7 x 37,5 cm.
  • Spine: 2,5 cm.

PRODUCTION PROCESS

Each of the 30 sheets has been faithfully reproduced according to indications and meticulous quality controls by the Toulouse – Lautrec Museum.

The plates are glued with three dots of glue to a triptych designed to show off this unique treasure. Each one bears the seal of the museum and its numbering on the back.

The 30 triptychs, in addition to the hand-numbered Notarial Act, are kept in a folder that constitutes the Art Book of this work.

The two volumes of the work, Studies and Montmartre, have been bound following a handmade process.

The covers of both books have been printed on high quality paper.

The case has been elaborated following a handmade process, first of all, all the parts that will form the case are lined with red cloth and magnets are placed to help the firmness of the piece.

The cover of the case, printed in four inks on canvas, is a detail of El palco del mascarón dorado, one of the plates included in the work.

The case is completed with the placement of methacrylate, which allows to show, as if it were a stage, the volumes, the Art Book and the plates.

Once the different pieces have been covered by the red cloth, each of the parts that will make up the triptych of the case is assembled by hand.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

(1864-1901) Toulouse-Lautrec is the precursor of poster art and a great representative of Parisian nightlife. His groundbreaking work is framed in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre, in its cabarets and theaters, in its endless nights and its peculiar characters. This artistic universe, from which Toulouse-Lautrec drew, promoted the great cultural movements of the 20th century.

The characters and environments reproduced by Toulouse-Lautrec reflected his unusual creative freedom, a prelude to the new trends in contemporary art.

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