El Teatro

The Theatre

The Theatre


The Theatre. Toulouse-Lautrec brings to life the cultural and urban world of the Parisian cabarets and of the district of Montmartre through the work of the French painter. ARTIKA worked together with the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec of Albi on this artist’s book, numbered and limited to 2,998 copies.

The Art Book features 30 lithographs that reproduce scenes and characters depicted by the artist during his many trips to the theatres. These plates, which feature the seal of the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, are glued onto a triptych and are supplemented with fragments from the theatrical works portrayed in the illustrations, reviews from the time or comments by the artist himself.

The Study Book offers an in-depth evaluation by Danièle Devynck, Julien Dumas and Valèria Gaillard of the artistic career of Toulouse-Lautrec, and includes an analysis of all the plates in the work. Finally, the volume Montmartre immerses us in the legendary 19th-century Parisian district and its bohemian atmosphere, featuring exclusive material and testimonies from the age compiled by Oscar Jané.

The three volumes that make up the work can be displayed in a case that opens up to resemble a stage, a clear reference to the theatre and to the world of shows that inspired Toulouse-Lautrec so profoundly.

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El Teatro - Process 1

Each one of the 30 plates has been faithfully reproduced in accordance with the instructions and meticulous quality controls of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.

El Teatro - Process 2

Each plate is fixed with three drops of glue onto a triptych specially designed to show off these unique treasures. On the back of each plate there is the museum’s certification stamp and its number.

El Teatro - Process 3

The 30 triptychs, together with the hand-numbered Notarial Certificate, are kept in a folder that constitutes the work’s Art Book.

El Teatro - Process 4

The two volumes of the work, Studies and Montmartre, are both bound by hand. The book covers are printed on high-quality paper.

El Teatro - Process 5

The case, which has been crafted by hand, is lined throughout with a red fabric and held closed by magnets.

El Teatro - Process 6

The cover of the case, printed in four inks on canvas fabric, shows a detail from The Box with the Gilded Mask, one of the plates included in the work.

El Teatro - Process 7

A transparent methacrylate section has been added onto the case, which means it can be used as if it were a stage for displaying the two volumes, the Art Book and the plates.

El Teatro - Process 8

After the different pieces have been lined with red fabric, each of the different sections that comprise the triptych of the case are assembled.

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El Teatro - Technical specifications - Estuche
  • Case comprised of three sections, lined with red Brillianta Calandré fabric
  • Printed in 4 inks
  • Dimensions of tray for each book: 15 x 15.03 in
  • Interior methacrylate module window: 14.64 x 14.64 in
  • Individual spine of each section: 1,81 in
  • Closed spine: 5,14 in
  • Dimensions (closed): 16.37 x 16.37 in
  • Dimensions (open): 49.13 x 16.37 in
  • Weight: 29.42 lb
El Teatro - Technical specifications - Láminas
  • Selección de 30 litografías relacionadas con el teatro, impresas en papel Cottage Premium White, 0,26 lb
  • Printing: 4/1 (black at 70% for numbering)
El Teatro - Technical specifications - Trípticos
  • Paper used for triptychs + two diptychs (editor’s note/notarial certificate): Stucco Tintoretto Gesso, 0,35 lb
  • Printing for triptychs: 5 inks (4 + pantone 193 U) + 2 (black + pantone 193 U)
  • Dimensions (closed): 14.56 x 14.56 in
  • Dimensions (open): 43.30 x 14.56 in
El Teatro - Technical specifications - Carpeta
  • Paper: Stucco Tintoretto Gesso, 0,77 lb
  • Printing: 2/0 inks
  • Dimensions when closed: 14,84 x 14.76 in
  • Spine: 0,98 in
El Teatro - Technical specifications - Libro de Estudios
Study book
  • Dimensions of book body: 14.84 x 14.92 in
  • Spine: 0.98 in - Number of pages: 192
  • Paper: Tatami White, 0,37 lb
  • Printing: in 4/4 inks
  • Binding: 0,77 lb paperboard, printed in two colours, two-tone (laminated cardboard on front and back)
  • Scratch-resistant matt plastic-coated cover
  • Bilingual Spanish-English edition
El Teatro - Technical specifications - Montmartre
Montmartre book
  • Dimensions of book body: 14.84 x 14.92 in
  • Spine: 0.68 in - Number of pages: 112
  • Paper: Tatami White, 0.37 lb
  • Printing: in 4/4 inks
  • Binding: 0.77 lb paperboard, printed in two colours, two-tone (laminated cardboard on front and back)
  • Scratch-resistant matt plastic-coated cover
  • Bilingual Spanish-English edition
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(1864-1901) Toulouse-Lautrec is the forerunner of poster art and a great representative of the Parisian nightlife. Its groundbreaking work is framed in the city district of Montmartre, in its cabarets and theatres, in its endless nights and its peculiar characters. This artistic universe, from which Toulouse-Lautrec was nourished, later on promoted the great cultural movements of the 20th century. The living souls and environments reproduced by Toulouse-Lautrec reflected his unusual creative freedom, a prelude to the new trends in contemporary art that were yet to come.