Despite physical limitations caused by a childhood accident, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's artistic gifts were nearly limitless. His interest -- and deep involvement in -- the Parisian nightlife made him one of the foremost chroniclers of the French fin de siècle.
Though many critics would classify Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as a post-Impressionist, Toulouse-Lautrec shared many of the same interests as the traditional Impressionists. Paintings such as At the Moulin Rouge centered around the urban lifestyle, one of the most prominent themes in Impressionist painting.
- Divan Japonais: In 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec designed a poster for the Cafe de Divan Japonais. Learn about Henri de Toulouse Lautrec's Divan Japonais.
- At the Moulin Rouge: Toulouse Lautrec's At the Moulin Rouge is a good example of the Impressionist's interest in Parisian nightlife. Find out about At the Moulin Rouge, by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
On the next page we'll examine Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's Divan Japonais, one of many posters the Impressionist designed for Parisian nightspots.
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