Item description for Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901: The Theatre of Life (Basic Art) by Arnold Matthias...
These richly illustrated art books cover several centuries of great artists and their masterworks. From Rubens to Dali, each artist's life and times, influences, legacy, and style are explored in depth. Each book analyzes a particular painting with regard to the history surrounding it, the techniques used to create it, and the hidden details that make up the whole, providing a thorough look at each artist's career. Included is a bibliography, a chronological reading of principle works, a brief life history, and listings of public collections featuring each artist.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2000
ISBN 3822863262 ISBN13 9783822863268
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More About Arnold Matthias
Matthias Arnold was born 1947 in Kassel, Germany. He studied history of art and classical archaeology in GAttingen, Marburg and Heidelberg. He gained his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, having written his thesis on Vincent van Gogh.
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a crippled genius Jul 9, 2004
Toulouse-Lautrec is my favorite artist. He has always fascinated me the most, both his life and his work. He had one or two accidents as a child where his legs were broken and they stopped growing. As a result, he became a dwarf. This must have created a deep-seated inferiority complex in him that caused him, consciously or unconsciously, to draw unflattering caricatures of his contemporaries. But the drawing style was completely original and his own. He soon became famous for his lithographs or posters depicting entertainers at the Moulin Rouge, etc. He was highly productive but always a heavy drinker and inexhaustible party animal. In fact, it was his frequenting of brothels and romantic friendships with prostitutes that eventually did him in. He caught syphilis, a deadly 19th century venereal disease for which there was no cure in those days. However, he left behind some of the most unique Impressionist paintings of Parisian night-life ever painted.