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Toulouse-Lautrec

Data de nascimento: 24. Novembro 1864
Data de falecimento: 9. Setembro 1901

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa foi um pintor pós-impressionista e litógrafo francês, conhecido por pintar a vida boêmia de Paris do final do século XIX. Sendo ele mesmo um boêmio, faleceu precocemente aos 36 anos de sífilis e alcoolismo. Trabalhou por menos de vinte anos mas deixou um legado artístico importantíssimo, tanto no que se refere à qualidade e quantidade de suas obras, como também no que se refere à popularização e comercialização da arte. Toulouse-Lautrec revolucionou o design gráfico dos cartazes publicitários, ajudando a definir o estilo que seria posteriormente conhecido como Art Nouveau. Filho mais velho do Conde Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, de quem deveria herdar o título, falecendo antes do pai.

Citações Toulouse-Lautrec

„Eu tentei desenhar de forma realista e não ideal. Pode ser um defeito, pois não tenho piedade das verrugas e gosto de enfeitá-las com cabelos soltos, para torná-las maiores e mais brilhantes.“

—  Toulouse-Lautrec
I have tried to draw realistically and not ideally. It may be a defect, for I have no mercy on warts, and I like to adorn them with stray hairs, to make them bigger and more shiny. em carta para Etienne Devismes (1881), como citado in: Keywords of nineteenth-century art - Página 41, Christine Lindey - Art Dictionaries, 2006, ISBN 0953260917, 9780953260911, 240 páginas

„I have tried to draw realistically and not ideally… It may be a defect, for I have no mercy on warts, and I like adorning them with wanton hairs, rounding them off and giving them a bright surface… - A painter in embryo….- Write me a line soon. I am feverish with anxiety.“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1879-1884, T-Lautrec, by Henri Perruchot, p. 60 - quote in a letter to his friend Etienne Devismes, Summer of 1881 his friend Etienne Devismes had just finished a novel 'Cocotte', and asked Lautrec to illustrate it. Lautrec made twenty-three pen and ink drawings and sent them to Devismes with a letter

„The Mirlitons in the Place Vendôme, opposite the column! What a crush! A lot of people, a lot of women, and a lot of nonsense! It's a crush made up of gloved hands manipulating tortoiseshell or gold lorgnettes; but it's a crush all the same!“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1885-1895, T-Lautrec, by Henri Perruchot, p. 83 - from a note of his impressions Lautrec visited in the Spring of 1885 several exhibitions in Paris, he made a note of his impressions. His spontaneous criticisms were irreverent, with a certain irony. 'Le Mirliton', a Paris cabaret, was opened in 1885 by Aristide Bruant

„I am quite incapable of doing them [making landscapes], even the shadow. My trees look like spinach and my sea like heaven knows what.... [the Mediterranean landscape was] the devil to paint, precisely because it is so beautiful.“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1879-1884, T-Lautrec, by Henri Perruchot, p. 46 - remark to his friend Etienne Devismes - in Nice, 1879 young Lautrec comments his own paintings of the landscape, when he was c. 15 years old.

„Love is a disease which fills you with a desire to be desired.“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
undated quotes, Quoted in: Peter McWilliams (1997) Love 101: To Love Oneself Is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance. p. 23

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„I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record.“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
undated quotes, Quoted in: Henry O. Dormann (2009) The Speaker's Book of Quotations, Updated and Revised. p. 26

„Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly, that you feel you could die of it! [And then probably with a fourth sniff as a break] Eh? What? Isn't that so, my dear chap?“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1879-1884, T-Lautrec, by Henri Perruchot, p. 76 according to Henri Perruchot: 'And then - he would make a joke - stuttering and lisping, with a sniff like a laugh at every three words, or some half melancholy comment in his own particular vein'

„When my pencil starts moving, it must be allowed its head or - bang! - nothing more happens.“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
1879-1884, T-Lautrec, by Henri Perruchot, p. 61/62 - in a letter to his friend Etienne Devismes, Late Summer of 1881

„I have always been a pencil.“

—  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
undated quotes, Quoted in: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, ‎Riva Castleman, ‎Wolfgang Wittrock (1985) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: images of the 1890's . p. 44

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