Toulouse-LautrecHardcover, 8.3 x 10.2 in., 1.30 lb, 96 pages20Availability: In Stock
Master of Montmartre
A world of music, dance, and the Moulin Rouge
The son of old French nobility, Toulouse-Lautrec seems to have been drawn early on to visions of a demimonde, centering his attention on the dance halls, cabarets, and brothels of Montmartre and adopting famed dancers and singers as his subjects, most notably Jane Avril. His works include both lively performance scenes and quiet, tender “after-hours” portraits such as The Sofa and In Bed. Stylistically, he mastered both bold graphics, as celebrated in his promotional posters of Jane Avril, and a loose yet evocative sketchwork.
Though he died aged just 36, due to complications from alcoholism and syphilis, Toulouse-Lautrec’s cultural influence was immense. This introductory book takes a walk through his world of singers, dancers, musicians, and prostitutes to reveal an artist of great humanity, striking figurative skill, and a pronounced sense for the energy and stories of a city.
Matthias Arnold, born in 1947, wrote his doctoral thesis on Vincent van Gogh. He lives in Munich and works as a freelance writer.
Toulouse-LautrecHardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 0.59 kg, 96 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-3486-4Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-3490-1Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-6082-5Edition: Spanish
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