Dog Car (1880) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Dog Car - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - 1880

Artwork Information

TitleDog Car
ArtistHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Dimensions27 x 35 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusee Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France

About Dog Car

The artwork titled “Dog Car,” attributed to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and dated to 1880, represents the artistic movement of Impressionism. This genre painting measures 27 by 35 centimeters and is located at the Musee Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, France.

Depicted in the artwork is a dynamic scene featuring a horse-drawn carriage in motion. The horse, articulated with energetic brushstrokes indicative of the Impressionist style, occupies a significant portion of the canvas. It is rendered with a sense of immediacy and movement, characteristics often found in Impressionist works. The carriage driver appears in a standing position, wearing a white shirt and hat, suggesting a depiction of daily life common in genre paintings. Another individual is discernible behind the carriage, partially obscured, accentuating the focal point on the horse and driver. The background is conveyed with swift, textured strokes, emphasizing the sensation of speed and the atmosphere rather than detailed representation. Overall, the artwork captures a fleeting moment, characteristic of the Impressionist intent to reflect the transience of light and color.

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