Thursday, January 24, 2013

Post-Impressionism: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


Nude Girl, 1893

Portrait of Oscar Wilde, 1895
While in London he met and befriended Oscar Wilde.When Wilde faced imprisonment in Britain, Henri was a very vocal supporter of Wilde. Toulouse-Lautrec's portrait of Wilde was painted the same year as Wilde's trial.
Oscar Wilde

Portrait de Suzanne Valadon, 1888


Woman in Monsieur Forest’s Garden


Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa or simply Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec  (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901) was a French painter, printmaker,draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 1800s yielded a collection of exciting, elegant and provocative images of the modern and sometimes decadent life of those times. Toulouse-Lautrec, along with Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin, are among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period. In a 2005 auction at Christie's auction house a new record was set when La blanchisseuse, an early painting of a young laundress, sold for $22.4 million U.S.

 Giovanni Boldini - French Painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec