Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Biography and Artwork

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

Artwork Name Year Medium
Yvette Guilbert Greeting The Audience 1894 Oil Over Reproduction On Photographic Paper
At The Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing 1892 Oil On Cardboard
The Two Girlfriends 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
A Montrouge - Rosa La Rouge 1886-87 Oil on Canvas
The Toilette 1889 Oil on Cardboard
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