Happy Birthday to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was born on this day in 1864. Often described as an aristocratic, alcoholic dwarf who was known for his louche lifestyle, Toulouse-Lautrec was loosely associated with the Post-Impressionist movement, and best known for his extensive work in lithography and poster art.
When examining the nature of contemporary culture, it becomes evident that much of the current global structure has its roots in late 19th-century France.
We took a look at the meaning behind the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the context of the cultural and political upheaval taking place in 19th-century Paris.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Attention Toulouse-Lautrec fans: the artist’s Le Coiffeur-Programme du Théâtre Libre (1893) is now live for bidding on artnet Auctions.
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New Museum Shows in June
Preview exciting new exhibitions this month of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Sharon Lockhart, George Bellows, and many others.
Impressionism at Carnegie Museum
Impressionism: Monet–Stieglitz at Carnegie Museum of Art opens tomorrow, featuring more than 150 works by many of the most important artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Modern Sales in New York
Important Impressionist and Modern sales are taking place in New York today, featuring stunning works, such as this set of nine color lithographs with signed cover, Elles (1896) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and of course that print of Edvard Munch's The Scream that everyone is watching closely.
Preview the sales here: