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Toulouse-Lautrec (World of Art)

Bernard Denvir

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An engaging, readable account of Toulouse-Lautrec's art and bohemian life at the centre of fin-de-siècle Paris


This account of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec strips away the mythology to look afresh at his achievements both as a graphic artist and as a painter. It revitalizes and adds depth to the well-known images, while a wealth of contemporary material - correspondence, reviews, anecdotes and reminiscences - sheds new light on the challenges that faced Lautrec. Bernard Denvir examines all the major influences on his life and work: the eccentricities and instabilities of his aristocratic background; the indignities of his handicaps; his education and artistic training; the theatres, bars, cafes and brothels to which he increasingly gravitated; and the political and social unease of late nineteenth-century France.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 14.8 cm

Extent: 216 pp

Illustrations: 170

Publication date: 29 April 1991

ISBN: 9780500202500

About the Author

Bernard Denvir has written widely on Impressionism and is also the author of and The Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of Impressionism.