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Toulouse-Lautrec : an introduction to the work of Toulouse-Lautrec - Edward Lucie-Smith

Toulouse-Lautrec

an introduction to the work of Toulouse-Lautrec

Paperback Published: 31st August 1992
ISBN: 9780714827612
Number Of Pages: 128

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is rightly one of the best known of all nineteenth-century French artists. He conveys with a unique flair the glitter and glamour of Parisian nightlife, and at the same time lays bare its artificiality.

Crippled and stunted form childhood by two falls that broke his thighs, he was forever isolated from society by his deformity. His response was to immerse himself in the dross of society. He threw himself into the capital’s demi-monde and chose to portray the more trivial – if vital – subjects: actresses, clowns, dancers, brothels, race-tracks. He also, finally, turned to alcohol, which caused his collapse and death.

Yet his spirit remained surprisingly unscathed, as did the enormous richness of this talent. At first influenced by the Impressionists – he particularly admired Degas – he produced classics in many media: oil paintings, posters, lithographs and drawings, a selection of which are here reproduced in 48 full-colour plates, forming an ideal introduction to this most spontaneous of artists.

'Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers.' (Independent)

ISBN: 9780714827612
ISBN-10: 0714827614
Series: Colour Library
Audience: General
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 31st August 1992
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 22.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition