Creativity Breadcrumb 34: Toulouse-Lautrec Turns 150

Post-Impressionist illustrator, painter, printmaker, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) would be 150 today, and what better way to celebrate than to be inspired by his work…

Born to a wealthy family, but standing at a short statue of 4’6″, Toulouse-Lautrec found himself uncomfortably between the elites and social outcasts of Paris. His work captures this crux, from the exuberance of dancers to his empathic portraits of isolated figures. Overall, these paintings and prints serve as a glimpse into the hedonistic decade, and even more so they illustrate innovations in the poster that can still be seen today.

Take a look at several of his most renowned pieces below:

Portrait via Larousse, and other images via The Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation.

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