Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hangover:  The Drinker  ( Suzanna Valadon )

Title:   Hangover ( The Drinker ).
Painted in oil and chalk on canvas. The sitter was Suzanne Valadon, a French painter.  She modeled for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who gave her painting lessons. Painted in 1888.

 Author: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec             
             (Born Nov. 24, 1864,  Albi, France — died Sept. 9, 1901, Malromé)

When he was 12, he broke his left leg and  at 14 his right leg. The bones don’t heal properly and his legs stopped growing.  During his convalescence, he studied with French academic painters.

He observed and painted the Parisian nightlife and the French world of entertainment in the 1890s. His use of free-flowing, expressive line, resulted in highly rhythmical compositions. The extreme simplification in outline and movement and the use of large color areas make his posters some of his most powerful works.

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