Monday, April 16, 2012

Henry Toulouse Lautrec

Henry Toulouse Lautrec

Henry Toulouse Lautrec was a French painter, he was born in Albi on 24th of November 1864 in an aristocratic family. He died in 1901 from complications due to alcoholism and syphilis when he was 36 years old.

At the age of 13 Henry fractured his two legs and ceased to grow ,he developed an adult torso with children´s legs. He was an adult only 1`54 m tall.

Since childhood he had a great fondness with painting and drawing. He went to Paris to study with León Bonnat. After it he worked in the studio of Fernand Cormon and he met Van Gogh. Hall of Rue des Moulins

He became an important Post-impressionist painter, art nouveau illustrator and lithographer and recorded in his works many details of the late-19th century Bohemian lifestyle in Paris. The Moulin Rouge cabaret reserved a seat for him and displayed his paintings.

His painterly style which is highly linear and gives great emphasis to contour.

Toulouse-Lautrec created canvases, watercolours, prints and posters,drawings, some ceramic and stained glass work, and an unknown number of lost works.


  • Self-Portrait in the mirror (oil on cardboard, 1880)

  • Lacayo of chivalry with two horses (oil on cardboard, 1880)

  • Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec driving your car with four horses (oil on canvas, 1881)

  • The artist's mother, Countess Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec, breakfast in the Castle Malromé (oil on canvas, 1881-1883)

  • The young Routy in Céleyran (oil on canvas, 1882)

  • The fat Marie (oil on canvas, 1884)

  • The Sandpiper (oil on canvas, 1884)

  • Portrait of Vincent van Gogh (pastel on cardboard, 1887)

  • Amazon at the Circus Fernando (oil on canvas, 1888)

  • To Wed (oil and gouache on cardboard, 1891)

  • Mademoiselle Marie Dihau the piano (oil on cardboard, 1890)

  • The actor Henry Samary (oil on cardboard, 1889), Musée d'Orsay, Paris

  • At the Moulin de la Galette (oil on canvas, 1889)

  • Dance At The Moulin Rouge (oil on canvas, 1890)

  • Moulin Rouge: La Goulue (color lithograph, 1891)

  • Reine de joie (color lithograph, 1892)

  • Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant (color lithograph, 1892)

  • The Englishman at the Moulin Rouge (oil and gouache on cardboard, 1892)

  • At the Moulin Rouge: Two women dancing (oil on cardboard, 1892), National Museum
    Prague, Prague

  • Divan japonais (color lithograph, 1892-1893)

  • Yvette Guilbert (gouache on cardboard, 1894, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)

  • Garden of Paris, Jane Avril (lithograph in colors, 1893)

  • Confetti (color lithograph, 1894)

  • Hall of Rue des Moulins (oil on canvas, c. 1894), Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, Albi

  • The clown Cha-U-Kao (oil on cardboard, 1895), Musée d'Orsay, Paris

  • The passenger cabin (color lithograph, 1896)

  • The bath (color lithograph, 1896)

  • La Toilette (oil on cardboard, 1896) Musée d'Orsay, Paris

  • Walk around the field (color lithograph, 1897)

  • The redhead with white blouse (oil on canvas, )Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Extracted by wikipedia: 16 of April 2012

By Hector and Jorge 1ºD


  1. Good, students, thank you for your effort but you have to improve your article so I don´t like to read anything about author´s biography or a long list of paintings.
    The target of the activity is to search which caractheristcs of the movement you can find in every painting. Relate style and painter, that´s the idea!!!!

  2. And also would be a good idea to give your oppinion about him, his paintings instead of telling us things we already know.

    1. I thought Illan was a student, not a teacher.

  3. Nice post

    1. Thanks a lot for your comment, Dhiraj, your blog is very interesting too. It´s a pleasure that our work is known in other countries and to find new sources of information and culture.