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Brothel on the Rue des Moulins: Rolande
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"Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa or simply Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (24 November 1864 — 9 September 1901) was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec, along with Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin, is among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period. In a 2005 auction at Christie’s auction house a new record was set when La blanchisseuse, an early painting of a young laundress, sold for $22.4 million U.S.
Throughout his career, which spanned less than 20 years, Toulouse-Lautrec created 737 canvases, 275 watercolours, 363 prints and posters, 5,084 drawings, some ceramic and stained glass work, and an unknown number of lost works. His debt to the Impressionists, in particular the more figurative painters Manet and Degas, is apparent. His style was influenced by the classical Japanese woodprints which became popular in art circles in Paris. In his works can be seen parallels to Manet’s detached barmaid at A Bar at the Folies-Bergère and the behind-the-scenes ballet dancers of Degas. He excelled at capturing people in their working environment, with the colour and the movement of the gaudy night-life present but the glamour stripped away. He was masterly at capturing crowd scenes in which the figures are highly individualized. At the time that they were painted, the individual figures in his larger paintings could be identified by silhouette alone, and the names of many of these characters have been recorded. His treatment of his subject matter, whether as portraits, scenes of Parisian night-life, or intimate studies, has been described as both sympathetic and dispassionate.
Toulouse-Lautrec’s skilled depiction of people relied on his painterly style which is highly linear and gives great emphasis to contour. He often applied the paint in long, thin brushstrokes which would often leave much of the board on which they are painted showing through. Many of his works may best be described as drawings in coloured paint.”

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" A 20-year-old hunches over in a library, a look of desperate exhaustion painted on her features. She cannot smile when she whispers, ‘I’m trying to figure out what my dreams are.,
This kind of struggle is intrinsic to humanity — it defies century or millennium, to link all people who are challenging themselves to find their way in the world. And two artists nearly two centuries apart — Brandon Stanton and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec — have grasped this mortal quality in a way that transcends their contemporaries. Despite the decades that divide them, the poor, panicked girl could belong to either. Both Stanton and Toulouse-Lautrec possess the unparalleled capacity to at once evoke the flaws of humankind and make them beautiful.”

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"At the Races"
1899
Oil on canvas, 53 x 45 cm
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France

"At the Races"
1899
Oil on canvas, 53 x 45 cm
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France

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"Portrait of Cipa Godebsky"
1896
Cardboard, 57 x 45 cm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

"Portrait of Cipa Godebsky"
1896
Cardboard, 57 x 45 cm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

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"The Two Friends"
1894
Oil on cardboard, 47.9 x 34 cm
The Tate Gallery, London, UK

Yes, Henri…”friends”

"The Two Friends"
1894
Oil on cardboard, 47.9 x 34 cm
The Tate Gallery, London, UK

Yes, Henri…”friends”

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"At the New Circus: Five Stuffed Shirts"
1891
Cardboard, 60 x 40 cm
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"At the New Circus: Five Stuffed Shirts"
1891
Cardboard, 60 x 40 cm
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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"At Montrouge (Rosa La Rouge)"
1886-87
Oil on canvas, 72.3 x 49 cm
Barnes Foundation, Lincoln University, Merion, Pennsylvania

"At Montrouge (Rosa La Rouge)"
1886-87
Oil on canvas, 72.3 x 49 cm
Barnes Foundation, Lincoln University, Merion, Pennsylvania

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