Monday hero: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

One of the first artist I became aware of, wondering 'how on earth he did that ', was the French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Colourful, stylish, not too sweet because of his preference for the rougher edges of society, easy to love maybe.

But don't be fooled by the over-familiarity of his work, it is so good, and so diverse it is more than worth a closer look!

He not only painted a slightly malevolent portrait of the society of the 'belle époque', but also warm portraits of everyday women at work.


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