MAIN BUILDING

For more information about exhibitions, or to schedule a tour, contact Christina Anduiza at canduiza@thomasvillearts.org or (229) 226-0588.

Prints from Toulouse Lautrec:
A Portfolio of Twelve Reproductions of Lithographs from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

According to critics, the English dancer May Milton was short on talent and physical beauty. After just one winter on the Paris stage, she reportedly departed for New York, never to be heard from again. Her enduring fame rests on this poster by Toulouse-Lautrec, designed for her American tour, which, apparently, never materialized.

As an indicator of the collectability of posters in the 1890s, a copy of May Milton can be seen in Picasso’s 1901 painting of his studio on the Boulevard de Clichy.

The Main Gallery houses eighteen Toulouse-Lautrec prints, a gift of the Parker Poe Estate to the Center’s private collection.

Michelle Decker’s intimate knowledge of African animals and their magnificent detail is the result of many hours spent amongst them, photographing them and observing their behavior. This time not only connects her to them, but obligates her to honor their nature by correctly and sincerely portraying them.

In her sepia series, her intent is to always focus on the character of the animal which is conveyed through the eyes and body language. This is achieved through thoughtful composition, omission of background, and a limited color palette. Working in acrylic paint allows Michelle to highly detail the texture, which accentuates posture and movement while keeping focal points, such as eyes, soft and life-like.

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