Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Biography: Biography Books by Authony Elain
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Artist of Bohemian Paris
His use of free-flowing, expressive line, often becoming pure arabesque, resulted in highly rhythmical compositions e. The extreme simplification in outline and movement and the use of large colour areas make his posters some of his most powerful works. His interest in art grew as a result of his being incapacitated in by an accident in which he broke his left thighbone. His right thighbone was fractured a little more than a year later in a second mishap. These accidents, requiring extensive periods of convalescence and often painful treatments, left his legs atrophied and made walking most difficult.
Who Was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec?
EDGAR DEGAS: ART OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS Artist/History/Biography (documentary)
In addition to being the artist who designed the Moulin Rouge's legendary posters, Toulouse-Lautrec was an aristocrat, dwarf, and party animal who invented a cocktail called the Earthquake half absinthe, half cognac. His favorite pursuits were dressing up geisha girl and clown get-ups were among his more memorable party outfits and frequenting Parisian brothels, where he was a V. Like insects trapped in amber, his paintings, drawings and of course his famous posters preserve the swirl of energy, mix of classes and cultures, and the highs and lows of urban life in 19 th -century Paris. Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa the long name reflects his high-class social status was born into an aristocratic family in the South of France. Raised in an atmosphere of privilege, he loved animals, and owned and rode horses.