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    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

(1864 - 1897)

French, Art Nouveau/Post-Impressionist

I can paint until I'm forty. After that I intend to dry up. - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

At the Moulin Rouge c.1895

one of the greatest paintings of all time


 "These people annoy me. They want me to finish things. But I see them in such a way and paint them accordingly. Look, it is so easy to finish things. I can easily paint you a Bastien-Lepage....Nothing is simpler than to complete pictures in a superficial sense. Never does one lie so cleverly as then." - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with the Post-Impressionism movement -   Roger Fry, 1910, France,  Ambroise Vollard, geometric forms, Paris, arbitrary colour, esoteric, Synthetist style,   landscapes, Parisian cafe Culture, 19th-century, Paris, soleil levant,  open composition, impasto, vibrant, effets de soir, natural light, en plein air, Académie des Beaux-Arts, boating, leisure activities, Landscapes, modernization, synthetic pigments, industrialization, Independent Collective, avant-garde, Primitivism, Symbolist, France, French painters, The Académie Suisse, controversial ideas about painting, physics of colour, broader strokes, fleeting impression of colour and light, bright, vibrant, flowers, figures, modern art


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