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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa

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Chinelo Egbosiuba

on 23 March 2011

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Henri was born on November 24, 1864 and died September 9, 1901 at the age of 36. Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec Monfa lived in his birthplace of Southern France. He was heir to a Comte Alphonse-Charles de Toulouse. He was part of a thousand year old aristocratic family.He was born with an incurable bone disease. Henri was weak and often sick as a child. A the age of 10, he had already started drawing and painting. In his early teens, he broke both of his legs which stopped his legs' growth prosess prematurely. He grew only to be 4 1/2 feet. French artist who observed and documented with great psychological insight the personalities and facets of Parisian nightlife and the French world of entertainment in the 1890s. HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC MONFA Though impressionism was the popular technique at the time, Henri developed his own style. Long, bold brush strokes and defined lines gave his work a fresh appeal that would catch the eye of a popular club owner in France. He was masterly at capturing crowd scenes in which the figures are highly individualised.
HIS ART STLYE Early Life The Moulin Rouge was an epicenter for seeing and being seen. La Toilette one of his earlier paintings In Bed (1893) Alone (1896)
Maxime Dethomas (1896) May Belfort (singing Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-wow), poster (1895)
His Career Throughout his career, which spanned less than 20 years, Toulouse-Lautrec created 737 canvases, 275 watercolours, 363 prints and posters, 5,084 drawings, some ceramic and stained glass work, and an unknown number of lost works. HIS DOWNFALL Lautrec was often mocked for his short stature and physical appearance, and this led him to drown his sorrows in alcohol.Finally, in 1899, his mother and a group of concerned friends had him briefly institutionalized.[17] He had even gone to the length of having a cane that he could hide alcohol in so he could have a drink on him at all timesAn alcoholic for most of his adult life, Toulouse-Lautrec was placed in a sanatorium shortly before his death. He died from complications due to alcoholism and syphilis at the family estate in Malromé at the age of 36.Toulouse-Lautrec's last words reportedly were: "Le vieux con!" ("The old fool!") which was refering to his father.
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