In our imaginings of Paris, painter and graphic artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's (1864–1901) role was by no means small. In his prints, posters, paintings and drawings, the artist immortalized the city’s Belle Époque nightlife and put the northern neighborhood of Montmartre on the global map of creative-hedonist hotspots. Though he died at the young age of 36, due to complications from alcoholism and syphilis, Toulouse-Lautrec’s cultural influence was immense.
This introductory book takes you to his world of singers, dancers, musicians and prostitutes to reveal an artist of great humanity and striking figurative skill, with a pronounced ability for capturing a city's energy.
Author: Matthias Arnold
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm, hardcover