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The french post-impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (pictured) was born with dwarfism, and with limited mobility, and ergo was isolated from average world in which lived at a young age. In his solitude he turned to painting to pass the time. He often spent time around entertainers, and later in brothels, painting the women and their clients, during work-time and down-time. Later, he fell into alcoholism.
My art history teacher always told us that if any painter should be remembered as a tragic figure, it should be Toulouse-Lautrec. The more alienated he became of people, the more intimate his paintings became. Almost as if he was trying to be a part of them. This is of course her interpretation, but it’s undeniable that his paintings are some of the most poignant of the post-impressionists.
Anyways, happy valentines day.
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