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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is a French painter, draughtsman, print maker and illustrator who borned in 1864. He is one of the most well-known artist of the Post-impressionist period because of his contributions to the development of Art Nouveau in the 1890s.

He had captured the spirit and of the “beautiful era” in Paris, through his posters and illustrations.He is known for his noteworthy images of performers in the centers of Parisian entertainment in the 1880s and 1890s, especially the café-concerts and cabaret nightclubs in Montmartre. He has become famous especially as the bohemian artist of the Moulin Rouge.

He accomplished this with the radical use of broad flat colors, strong silhouettes, and unusual points of view. Toulouse-Lautrec was strongly influenced by the Japanese prints discovered during this time and incorporated Japanese design elements in works. Also, Toulouse-Lautrec incorporated into his own individual stylistic elements from various contemporary artists, especially the French painter Edgar Degas.


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