As a Sacramentan or someone near Sacramento, it is almost one’s duty to go to the Crocker Museum at least once in one’s lifetime. So why not got to a great Parisian themed art exhibit? The focus of the show will be on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec whose paintings are filled with emotion and posters that progressed the Modern French Art Movement. Toulouse’s history alone is worth the visit for a chance to see the man behind the art. Toulouse, who suffered from congenital health conditions due to his family having a long line of inbreeding, could not partake in many physical activities, therefore immersed himself into art. Due to his being rejected by many, he found comfort in the company of prostitutes and even included some in his art. With upwards of 6,500 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and ceramic works Toulouse had mastered the art of capturing emotion in his work. With so much to see and so much to feel, the exhibit is sure to be moving.The Crocker is holding the “Toulouse and La Vie Moderne” exhibit from now until April 26th. For those who are members or under the age of six, it is absolutely free. For those who who are not it is a mere $10. Seniors and college students get in at a measly $8, and kids 7-17 get in for $5. A good choice at any price.
Words by Susie Que