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typology: art
Area: Versilia
District/Locality: Forte dei Marmi (LU) - Italy

At the Museum of Satire and Caricature, temporarily housed at Villa Bertelli, are hosted the original editions of the newspaper "Le Rire" (property of the the Museum's collection) with lithographies made by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the post-Impressionist artists mostly appreciated by the public, a brilliant innovator of the late nineteenth century painting and graphics.

Between 1894 and 1897, the historical period in which France had abolished censorship and the press was free to mock politicians or individuals until then considered untouchable, Lautrec collaborated with the magazine "Le Rire" the satirical newspaper created by Félix Juven, producing wonderful illustrations in which he portrays numerous celebrities from the world of cabaret, as well as scenes of Parisian social life.

The exhibition offers to visitors in addition to the originals, several enlargements of the illustrations, allowing them to fully enjoy the graphic and lithographic art of Lautrec. Furthermore, each illustration is accompanied by an explanatory note of the climate and atmosphere of the period, which brings the public closer to the grotesque characters that Lautrec loved to portray.

Forte dei Marmi, Fortino Leopoldo, piazza Garibaldi
2016 December 10 / 2017 March 26

Opening hours: until January 8 every day 15:00 / 19:00, Sundays also 10:00 / 13:00; closed December 25 and January 1st.
From December 9 to March 26, Friday, Saturday, Sunday holidays and days before holidays 15:00 / 19:00

Free admission

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