Let’s hit the streets of fin de siècle Paris with the degenerate Count Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the only heir of a rich aristocratic family, who left his castle to live among dancers, bohemians and absinthe drinkers.
Was he rich? Was he poor? His drawings and paintings portraying the colourful life of Parisian cabarets and cafés cost millions of dollars today, but how much did the painter get? Although his name is almost forgotten, his works are not! Copies of his posters with cancan dancers grace the walls of thousands of cafés and bistros all over the world.
We will also cross paths with Toulouse-Lautrec’s café companions: van Gogh, Degas and others.
Sunday January 21 2018, at 2pm.
Ewa Chwojko, art historian (University of Toronto) and journalist
Steeve Chwojko, composer, music historian (Sorbonne University, Paris)
ADMISSION $18 please call 905-722-9587