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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 304 PROFILES IN ART

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

DECADENCE IN FIN-DE-SIÈCLE PARIS

 

For Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, art was an escape from the pain and tragedy of his life. Born in Albi, France, to an affluent aristocratic family, Lautrec was a sickly child who became disabled in his early teens after fractures in his legs failed to heal in full. As a result, he stopped growing at a little over four feet tall and was unable to take part in many normal childhood activities. Art subsequently became his outlet.

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Much of Lautrec’s ...

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