Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ABC Wednesday - Letter L

L is for Toulouse Lautrec

(Henri Marie Raymond de)


One of Toulouse- Lautrect's most famous works,
Dance at the Moulin Rouge
"I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record."
~Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Toulouse-Lautrec was born in Albi into one of the oldest aristocratic families. Henri was weak and often sick. By the time he was 10 he had begun to draw and paint. At 12 young Toulouse-Lautrec broke his left leg and at 14 his right leg. The bones failed to heal properly, and his legs stopped growing. He reached young adulthood with a body trunk of normal size but with abnormally short legs. During his convalescence, his mother encouraged him to paint. He subsequently studied with French academic painters L. J. F. Bonnat and Fernand Cormon.    read the rest here



  1. Oh, I love Lautrec! What a great post for the L Day, Gina! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


  2. Makes me feel drunk on Absinthe!

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

  3. good choice, interesting story

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Oh, I am so frustrated with blogger! A bunch of comments that should've been published to this post have gone missing. I'm sorry about that. People have been saying that they eventually show up. Can anyone who has had the same problem, please let me know how they have taken care of it? Thanks.

    Cloudia - pass the absynthe, Sister! :-D

    Sylvia - Lautrec is one of my favorites, too!

    Roger - Lautrec was fascinating genius, for sure!

  5. incredible...
    thanks for sharing

  6. You already know just how much I love his work. Thanks :-)

    and no, I don't know. That's why I've kept everything simple over on my side. There's enough complication without that.

  7. His paintings certainly made a huge impact.


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