Archive for June 6th, 2017

I am in a rush this morning with plenty to do in the aftermath of the Principle Gallery show as well as getting ready for my next show at the West End Gallery which opens in July. There’s a lot to do. But the habit of doing this blog required that I at least make an effort this morning.

I thought I’d share a video of some of the work of Henri de Toulouse-Latrec, the French painter who glorified the night life of late 19th century Paris, especially the fabled Moulin Rouge. He is one of those painters that never leaps quickly to my mind when I think of my favorites but whenever I look at his work it inevitably draws me in and fascinates me. I love the dark tones of his work and his sense of design in the compositions of both his paintings and his well known posters.

He produced a truly impressive body of work in a relatively short time. Plagued by health problems throughout his life which contributed to his short stature, Toulouse-Latrec died in 1901 at the age of 36. It’s definitely worth spending few minutes to take it his work.

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