Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Hey again! Here is another artist, one of my faves :)Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901, France
Toulouse was a famous painter, illustrator, printmaker and cartel artists (posters). He's work is characterized a bohemian and post- impressionist, the same period of painters like Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gaugain (whom he was very close friends to). Toulouse centered his art in commercial poster making for the Parisian nightlife, specially the Moulin Rouge and the circus. Toulouse died at the young age of 36 due an alcoholism problem related to his physical limitations (he had broke both femurs and measured 1.52 meters tall). If you are interested in this painter he is featured in both films of Moulin Rouge! and a biographical film and musical called Lautrec.