Magnet Toulouse-Lautrec - Portrait of Carmen

Magnet Toulouse-Lautrec - Portrait of Carmen

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Carmen, c. 1884 - Oil on canvas 52.9 x 40.8 cm
Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1951

When Toulouse-Lautrec first spotted Carmen Gaudin in Montmartre, he exclaimed to a friend, "How tough she looks! It would be marvelous to get her as a model." Gaudin consented, ...
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Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Artist :
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Art movements :
Modern & Contemporary Art, Post-Impressionism
Museum :
Grand Palais
Themes :
Portrait, Women
Material :
Metal alloys
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Original work kept at :
Williamstown, Art Institute

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Born on November 24, 1864 in Albi, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec began painting in his youth and innovated in lithographic drawing. He became very famous for his posters, influenced by Japanese and impressionist styles and for having impregnated with humanity the marginalized populations in his art, including sex workers, as seen in his printed series Elles de 1896. He died on September 9, 1901, at the age of 36, as a result of heavy alcohol consumption and various diseases.