Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French painter and illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who lived between 1864-1901, is an important representative of Post-Impressionism.
Henri's life was deeply affected by the fact that he was born with an inexplicable genetic disease caused by consanguineous marriage, and that he later became disabled in both feet as a result of the cases he had. Although he belonged to a deep-rooted French family, he lived his life not among the aristocrats, but in the entertainment life of the slums despised by the aristocrats. The main work that made him famous; It was a poster work dated 1891 describing the famous pavilion of Paris, the Moulin Rouge. Working on posters by going beyond the classical understanding, Henri brought an artistic language to the works for advertising purposes. He mostly portrayed famous cabaret singers and dancers of the period on his posters.
Eight-year-old Henri moved to Paris with his mother, who had separated from his father in 1868. His interest in painting began while he was studying at Fontanes High School. His painting talent emerged with the cartoons he drew on textbooks. He took his first painting lessons from the animal painter René Princeteau.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Painting Technique, Style
Henri's use of free-flowing, expressive lines, the fact that he concludes his works with highly rhythmic compositions, and the use of extreme simplification and wide color spaces in draft and movement have made his posters very powerful works. He produced many works in his very short life and, together with painters such as Van Gogh, became one of the most well-known painters of the Art Impressionist movement. He exhibited with Van Gogh at the Le Tabourin cabaret in 1887. He was most influenced by the impressionist painter Edgar Degas and Japanese painting.
In 1888, Octave Maus, co-chairman of the 20th group in Brussels, invited Henri to exhibit eleven paintings, including Au cirque Fernando, the first manifesto of concise, spiritual and dynamic naturalism, redesigned by him. The painting would adorn the entrance to the Moulin Rouge the following year.
Throughout Henri's life, his work continued to be largely misunderstood by his contemporaries due to a lifestyle considered immoral and themes chosen from the underworld of prostitution. With the exception of Le Figaro's critic Arsene Alexandre, few have seen him as a very talented artist and innovator of poster art.
Henri was admitted to a clinic in Neuilly in February 1899, after attacks of increasing irritability, memory loss, uncontrolled actions, delirium (mental trouble and loss of consciousness), and tremors. During this period of treatment, he painted the images of the circus and horse racing that remained in his mind. When she was finally released in May, she stayed with Joyant at Le Crotoy, accompanied by a relative, and painted the English woman's portrait at the Star, a famous Le Havre bar. In 1900, his lithographs were presented at the Universal Exhibition.
Famous Paintings and Works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri, who died at the age of 36, went back to; He left works in Bouquet of Violets in a Vase (1882), Mr. Boileau at the Café (1893), Bal du Moulin de la Galette (1889), The Japanese Sofa (1893), The Woman Wearing Her Stockings (1894), Miss Marthe (1900) and many more.
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