Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a splendidly illustrated monographic summary of the life and main works, with complete descriptive captions, of Toulouse-Lautrec.
“Lautrec is first of all, above all, a certain definition of form. He belongs to the family of spirits for whom the form of life and the impulses of beings are an encoded language full of the most poetic secrets” (H. Focillon). Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Toulouse-Lautrec. The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.