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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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"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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I bet you didn’t know there was a Toulouse-Lautrec cookbook!

I bet you didn’t know there was a Toulouse-Lautrec cookbook!

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"The Policeman’s Daughter"
1890
Cardboard, 67 x 50 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

"The Policeman’s Daughter"
1890
Cardboard, 67 x 50 cm
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

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"I do not know if you bridle your pen, but when my pencil moves, it is necessary to let it go, or - crash!… nothing more."

— Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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"Toulouse-Lautrec is famous for his art showing Parisian nightlife. He was very short because during his Childhood, he broke both of his legs, and they did not grown properly Because he was an alcoholic, he died young."
….I mean, I guess?

"Toulouse-Lautrec is famous for his art showing Parisian nightlife. He was very short because during his Childhood, he broke both of his legs, and they did not grown properly Because he was an alcoholic, he died young."

….I mean, I guess?

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Rock art painting based on Jose Ferrér’s version of Toulouse-Lautrec in John Huston’s 1952 film, Moulin Rouge. Painting by Parisian artist, Stephane Jaspert.

Rock art painting based on Jose Ferrér’s version of Toulouse-Lautrec in John Huston’s 1952 film, Moulin Rouge. Painting by Parisian artist, Stephane Jaspert.

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Portrait of Francis Jourdain.

Portrait of Francis Jourdain.

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Footit and Chocolat. At the Cirque Fernando I’m guessing.

Footit and Chocolat. At the Cirque Fernando I’m guessing.

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La Goulue and Valentin Désossé dancing.

La Goulue and Valentin Désossé dancing.