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A Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Biography

REF GK197466 EAN 9782711874668

 A Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Biography

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A Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Biography


Perhaps the most vivid and moving portrait of Toulouse-Lautrec, the biography written by his friend Thadée Natanson, Misia's husband, has retained all its evocative force. Through his memories, Natanson brings the artist to life, allows us to hear his voice, his expressions, to observe him and to capture snapshots of his life. No detail of Toulouse-Lautrec's complex personality seems to escape the attentive gaze of his closest companion, who knows how to make us love him as much as he admired him.

"From childhood, Lautrec has passionately developed an appetite for drawing. It only precedes the one of colour, which would only be as a variety. This appetite for shapes will not diminish from its thirty-seven years of life. No alcohol will consume it. He will remain, all his life, constantly in appetite to draw. As long as there is paper or a tablecloth in front of him. [...] Lautrec is still hungry for sport. Always ready to go to the races, to a bicycle competition with Tristan Bernard. At a boxing match. At the bullfighting races on Pergolesi Street. The same appetite, the same greed to go and watch, to caress the animals. And he is, much by sporting spirit, in appetite for everything that is monstrous, greedy of monsters. But one of the strongest appetites that governed Lautrec was, with the ever more demanding appetite of alcohol, the constantly awakened appetite of the female body and heart. »

French language
272 pages / 10 illustrations
Dimensions : 14,1 x 21,1 x 2 cm
Rmn-Grand Palais Publishing
Distributor : FLAMMARION SA

Paris - Réunion des musées nationaux- Grand Palais
Art movement
Modern & Contemporary Art
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)