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Caricature & sketch study


The singer Yvette Guilbert 3
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singer Yvette Guilbert greets the audience
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singer Yvette Guilbert 4
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Polaire
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Monsieur-Madame and the Dog
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Polaire
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

La Goulue and Valentin-Waltz
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singer Yvette Guilbert 5
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Yvette Guilbert 6
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Ida Heath at the Bar
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Fantasy
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Self Portrait of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (caricature)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Caricature of Henri Rochefort
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Caricature of Félix Fénéon
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singer Yvette Guilbert 7
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

A Spectator (from Le Café Concert)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Ducarre at the Ambassadeurs from Le Café Concert
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Aristide Bruant
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singer Yvette Guilbert 6
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Monsieur-Madame and the Dog 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singer Yvette Guibert
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singere Yvette Guilbert 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The singer Yvette Guilbert 2
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Woman with Mirror
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Woman at the Tub 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Why Not Once Is Not a Habit (Pourquoi pas Une fois n'est pas coutume)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Two women waltzing
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Two Women Sitting in a Cafe
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The passenger in cabin 54 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Little Lodge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Mme Le Marguoin -Milliner
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Jockey
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Motorist (L'automobiliste)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The american singer
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Study of femine Nude
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Study for the washing machine
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

A box at the theater
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Rejane and Galipaux in "Madame Sans-Gêne"
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portraits of actors and actresses: thirdteen lithographies (13 works)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Yvette Guilbert 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In the street
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Naked Couple with Woman Sitting
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Mlles Eglantines
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Miss Mary Belfort
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Marcelle Lender 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At court with Lebondi
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Output Theatre
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Lady Cocyte
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Lady Cocyte 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Jane Avril 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Jane Avril Dancing
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Cover for L'Estampe originale
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Jane Avril
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of the dancer Ida Heath
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Henri Gabriel Ibels
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The lady drinker (Susan Vallotton)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Guy and Mealy in "Paris qui marche"
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Study of a Woman (Étude de femme)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Pere Cotelle at his study
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Gala at the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Declaration
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Debauchery (second floor) 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Promenade
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Chocolat dancing in the Irish and American Bar
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Charles de Toulouse Lautrec (uncle)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Cissy Loftus
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Caudieux at the Petit Casino
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Jane Avril
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Singer at cabaret
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Black and white
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Bearded man with crossed hands
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Restaurant "La Souris" with French Bulldog
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Fedra by Racine
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Brasserie Hanneton
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In the Bois
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Sleeping Woman 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Sleeping Woman
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In the Picton Bar (American Bar)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Vintage poster


Poster: The Horror of the War
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster The Sailor's song at the Star (Le Havre)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Reine de Joie
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: La troupe de Mlle Eglantine
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Moulin Rouge La Goulue
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Moulin Rouge La Goulue
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The mad cow
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Le divan Japonais
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: La Revue blanche
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: La Gitane The Gypsy
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Jane Avril
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: LArgent
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Cover for L'Estampe originale
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster Elle
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Elle
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Le Divan Japonais
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Debauchery (second floor)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Confetti
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Poster: Les Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Aristide Bruant in his cabaret, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
poster

Aristide Bruant in his cabaret
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

All rest paintings


The Kiss in bed
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Woman Smoking a Cigarette
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Crouching Woman with Red Hair
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Gabrielle
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Conquest of passage
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Woman with a Black Boa
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Combing
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Woman at the Tub
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Two girls
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Two Friends
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Tristan Bernard at the Buffalo Station
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Young Routy
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Le Jeune Routy 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Le Jeune Routy
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Violinist Dancia
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The tripper
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The passenger in cabin 54
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The big Maria -Venus Mintmartre
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Salon de la Rue des Moulins
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Dog Car
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Marble Polisher
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The box in the theatre with the gold mask
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Jockey 2
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Jockey 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge 2
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Dr Pean Operating
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Wheel (Loïe Fuller)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The clownesse chahut-chaos 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The clownesse Chahut-chaos at Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

A box at the theater 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Cafe The Customer and the Anemic Cashier
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Loie Fuller at Folies-Bergere
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Spring idyll
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In bed
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The clowness chahut-chaos seated
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Self-portrait in front of a mirror
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Τoilette (Redhead woman)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Ruhendes Modell
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Princeteau in His Studio
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Vincent van Gogh
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Miss May Belfort
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Leon Delaporte at Jardin de Paris
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The English lady at The Star Le Havre Harbour
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Paul Sescau
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Paul Leclercq
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Napoléon
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Napoleon
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Monsieur Boileau at a coffee shop
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Messalina Seated
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Messaline
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Maxime Dethomas At the Ball of the Opera
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Maurice Joyant Somme bay
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Moorish Dance
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Marcelle Lender
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Madame Poupoule at Her Dressing Table
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Louis Pascal
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Loie Fuller at Folies-Bergere 3
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Loie Fuller at Folies-Bergere 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Loie Fuller at Folies-Bergere 2
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Le Bezigue - card game
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Milliner (Louise Blouet)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Mademoiselle Dihau at the Piano
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The clownesse Chahut-chaos at Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Kidnapping
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Justine Dieuhl in the Garden of Mr Forest
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Jane Avril leaving the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Jane Avril enter the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Jane Avril Dancing
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Inhabitant Of A Brothel
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Divan
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Separe at the Rat Mort
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Nouveau Cirque
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Circus Fernando-the rider
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In the Circus—The Clown Footit as Animal Tamer
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Circus: Trained Pony and Baboon
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Circus 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Circus
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In Bed
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Prostitute the Sphinx
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Helene Vary in the study
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Gustave Lucien Dennery
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

La Goulue Arriving at the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Madeleine Boisguillaume
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of François Gauz
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

House wife
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Young Woman at a Table, 'Poudre de riz'
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Examination at faculty of medicine
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait Emilie
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Emile Bernard
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Elsa The Viennese
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The doctor Gabriel Tapie de Celeyran
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Desire Dihau reading newspaper
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Day of First Communion
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The artist's mother-the Countess Adèle de Toulouse Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Madam Countess Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec in the Garden of Malromé
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Countess Raymond
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Alphonse de Toulouse Lautrec Driving His Four-in-Hand carriage
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Alphonse Charles Comte de Toulouse Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Marcelle Lender Dancing in the Bolero in Chilperic
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The clownesse Chahut-chaos
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

La Charrette Anglaise The English Dog Cart
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Carriage
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Portrait of Carmen Gaudin
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Dancing at Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Dinner at the House of M and Mme Nathanson
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Moulin Rouge: La Goulue with Her Sister
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Moulin de la Galette
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

At the Concert
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Artilleryman Saddling His Horse
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

In The Restaurant called La Mie
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Abandonment (The pair)
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

La Goulue Arriving at the Moulin Rouge 1
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

The Jockey
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse LautrecHenri de (Henri-Marie-Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa). French painter. Renowned, post-impressionist painter, lithographer, and art nouveau illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is famous for his depictions of French urban life. Working his characteristic linear style, Toulouse Lautrec frequently portrayed scenes from brothels and cabaret clubs, including “the Moulin Rouge”, since its opening in 1888. Lautrec was influenced by the artists Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet, who shared with them a keen interest in the observation of social culture.

Family

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec was born on November 24th 1864 in southern France. He was the last in line of a long aristocratic bloodline, stretching back to the Crusades. His parents divorced after the loss of a child, born three years after Henri. Henri’s mother became overly devoted to him, her only child. Lautrec was a sickly child. With his bones already weak due to genetics, he fractured both legs due to minor falls so his bones failed to heal properly. Lautrec was never going to be able to live a typical life from that point on. His legs had become stunted while the rest of his body grew into maturity.

A rising star

Feeling isolated and outcast, Lautrec devoted himself to art. His mother leveraged the family’s influence, so that Lautrec could study, under the acclaimed painter Leon Bona in 1882 in Paris. Bona, looked down on Henry’s drawing, but worked to strengthen the young artist’s sense of form. When Bona closes his studio, Lautrec studied under Fernand Cormon. Cormon allowed his students to roam the streets of Paris, searching for subjects to paint. Lautrec took to the northern neighborhood of Paris, in Montmartre. Montmartre, was abuzz with artists, writers and philosophers. Lautrec was enamoured by the nightlife. He would sit in the crowded nightclubs laughing and drinking, all the while, swiftly making sketches of scenes that caught his eye.

At the opening of the now legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret, Lautrec was hired to produce posters to advertise the show. An avid collector of Japanese woodblock prints, his work echoed that Japanese style. Lautrec soon became the premier poster artist of Paris. Lautrec posters showed off the cabaret dancers as celebrities. But his paintings offered a somehow more personal view of these women. With the lights and the glamour stripped away, Lautrec gave a direst and honest depiction of these women, behind the scenes. His style emphasized the outlines of his subjects. Henri Toulouse Lautrec felt like an outcast throughout his life. His own insecurities led him to seek out the downtrodden and those marginalized by society with a sympathetic eye.

Finally, to cope with the ridicule of his deformity, Lautrec abused alcohol and he fell deeper and deeper as the years went on. The painter finally passed away due to alcoholism.

Art works

Despite a short life marked by illness, the painter’s work is very vast: the catalog of his works, published in 1971, lists 737 paintings, 275 watercolors, 369 lithographs (including posters) and about 5,000 drawings. In his youth, horses were his usual subject. Since childhood, he loved riding and had to give it up because of his illness. He continued to live in his works with his passion for horses. At the beginning of his career, he painted some nude men as exercises, but his best nudes are women. Usually Henri’s models are not beautiful girls, but women who are starting to grow old. To paint this kind of paintings he was inspired by Edgar Degas. In general, he preferred to start with sketches. He kept drawing: some drawings are works in themselves, but many are sketches for paintings or lithographs. Sometimes his drawings resembled caricatures (by pencil , ink , pastel and charcoal).

He created 325 posters and lithographs, inventing a technique of spray original, consisting scratch a toothbrush charged with ink or paint with a knife. As an illustrator, Toulouse-Lautrec has made famous posters and, less known part of his work, he also illustrated some forty songs, successes mainly interpreted in the two big Parisian cabarets of the time: “Le Moulin Rouge”, and “The Mirliton” by Aristide Bruant. As he did not need to always subject himself to pleasing everyone, he chose subjects that were of interest to him and that is why his paintings covered a wide range of social classes: nobles and artists, writers and sportsmen, doctors, nurses and picturesque figures of Montmartre. Many of his paintings (such as the Salon des Moulins street) show prostitutes because he saw them as ideal models for the spontaneity with which they knew how to move, whether they were naked or half-dressed. He painted their lives with curiosity, but without moralism or sentimentality and, above all, without trying to attribute to them any fascination.

Like Degas - but unlike most of the Impressionists -Lautrec was not really interested in landscape and the lighting in his pictures is often most convincing and effective when it is artificial. His favorite themes were the Parisian dance halls, cabarets and circuses (notably the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette). And even life in the brothels, where he spent a great deal of his time-as an observer as well as a customer. Lautrec also painted relatively conventional nude studies, and he incorporated in his work in various ways many of the celebrities of the music-hall world: Jane Avril, 'La Goulue', Valentin-le Desosse, Loie Fuller and Yvette Guilbert. As the 1890s wore on, Lautrec's life became increasingly dissipated; and the quantity and quality of his work began to decline. In 1899 he suffered a complete physical and mental breakdown, and was confined to a sanatorium. While he was still an inmate he resumed work (partly to establish his sanity), and on his release he began painting again. His style, however, was now different. In the later works, the coloring is more somber, the handling broader; the emphasis has become painterly rather than linear. His health broken, and worn out by his excesses, Lautrec died in September 1901, surrounded by his family. The contents of his studio were later presented to his native town of Albi.