the salon de la rue des moulins


Remember Toulouse-Lautrec
Toulouse-Lautrec died on 9 September 1901, aged only 36.
He demonstrated real talent for drawing and painting at an early age, but congenital health problems had a devastating impact on his physical development. As a result, he went through life with child-sized legs carrying the torso of an adult. 
I suspect Toulouse-Lautrec compensated for his disability, not only by developing his artistic talent to the fullest, but unfortunately also by throwing himself into a rather dissolute life. The night scene of Montmartre became his habitat and his fate.

During the 20 years of his career, he has been a prolific and versatile artist, one of the best-known painters of the post-impressionist era, along with people like Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. A giant of 142 cm.

In 1901, alcohol and syphilis caught up with him.

Maurice Guibert, Toulouse-Lautrec en atelier (Toulouse-Lautrec in his studio), 1895
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Au Salon de la rue des Moulins (In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins), 1894. Oil on canvas, 111,5 x 132,5 cm.  Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi France