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Top Artiste - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC - Lithographie

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec(1864-1901) is a postimpressionnism pinter, a drawer, a poster artist, a lithographer and a french Art Nouveau illustrator. He discoverd when he was 10, a bone disease, the pycnodysostose. Because of that, Toulouse-Lautrec never exceed 1,52m. After failed the Baccalaureat, he decided to follow his artisitic way, and move to Montmartre in Paris, where he meets Van Gogh, Emile Bernard, Aristide Bruant and Adolphe Albert, his close friend. Toulouse-Lautrec his famous to depicte the prostitution and the night life in Paris, through all kinds of models. His draws in pencil, ink, pastel or charcoal, are sometimes considarate as pieces of art, and sometimes, just as sketches for lithogrphs, posters, or paintings. This artist has marked art accessible for everyone, thanks his posters glued on the walls of cabarets in Montmartre, yet he was alcoolic during a long time of his life, and he died at only 36 years old. Moreover, he was sick of the syphilis.


He still today expose at the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, at the Musée de Montmartre and Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and at the Musée des Augustins and at the fondation Bemberg in Toulouse.

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