Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French artist who gained prominence during the Post-Impressionist period of the late 19th century. He was born into an aristocratic family in Southern France and developed his interest in art during his childhood. Despite suffering from brittle bones, he went on to become one of the most famous Parisian artists, known for his depictions of Parisian nightlife.
Toulouse-Lautrec contributed illustrations to various magazines, including ‘Le Rire,’ and became a notable caricaturist and illustrator. Moreover, he developed expertise in different mediums such as painting, printmaking, draughtsmanship and lithography. His subject matter frequently featured detailed portrayals of the bohemian lifestyle that characterized the late 19th-century Parisian entertainment scene.
Toulouse-Lautrec’s career coincided with the birth of modern printmaking and media industries like advertising posters for upcoming events. This time provided him with ready-made canvases where he could vividly depict famous personalities such as singers, dancers or prostitutes along with other figures partaking in social gatherings around Montmartre neighborhood. His work is particularly noteworthy for its bold use of color juxtapositions that lend each image a strong visual impression accompanied by textures from careful application embellishments on each piece showcasing an attention to detail that only further underscores his artistic genius.
All Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Artwork on Artchive
|Yvette Guilbert Greeting The Audience||1894||Oil Over Reproduction On Photographic Paper|
|At The Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing||1892||Oil On Cardboard|
|Two Half-naked Women Seen From Behind In The Rue Des Moulins Brothel||1894||Oil On Cardboard|
|The Two Girlfriends||1894||Oil On Cardboard|
|Woman Pulling Up Her Stocking||1894||Oil On Cardboard|
|Rue Des Moulins: The Medical Inspection||1894||Oil On Cardboard|
|Moulin Rouge: La Goulue||1891||Lithograph In Four Colors (poster)|
|La Goulue Arriving At The Moulin Rouge With Two Women||1892||Oil On Cardboard|
|Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant||1892||Lithograph In Six Colors (poster)|
|Justine Dieuhl||c. 1891|
|Alone||1896||Oil On Board|
|A Montrouge - Rosa La Rouge||1886-87||Oil on Canvas|
|The Toilette||1889||Oil on Cardboard|