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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Great art of the ages)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Great art of the ages) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

ISBN10: 0810951398
ISBN13: 978-0810951396
Author: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Book title: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Great art of the ages)
Publisher: H. N. Abrams (1969)
Language: English
Category: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1916 kb
Size ePub: 1109 kb
Size Fb2: 1329 kb
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 458
Pages: 40 pages

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Great art of the ages) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


The prints are all in black and white with very little greyscale showing the contrasts. The pictures them selves are in the book and small 4 x 6. A poor representation of a great artist's work

"Being able to show people in simple, real moments of their lives was one of Henri's greatest talents", p 18
The young reader will learn about Henri's being born into a rich family, his having broken both of his legs in his early teenage years resulting in his small stature, and his years in Paris painting the life with which he came in contact.
Toulouse-Lautrec's painting of lively scenes of the theaters, dance halls and circuses makes this a perfect choice for young children. His Moulin Rouge advertisement prints are easy to read, uncluttered and therefore grab the young reader's attention. The young are frequently in motion. As a result they will appreciate Toulouse-Lautrec's ability to capture a scene in mid motion. The young reader will be drawn in by Henri's choice of brilliant colors and will have fun finding Henri in some of his paintings.
Henri's portrait of van Gogh is breathtaking. He van Gogh'd van Gogh. He does honor to the painter by mimicking van Gogh's style.
Venezia's illustrations are humorous. His narrative is delightfully entertaining. His approach brings the artist within reach of the young. His illustration of the Parisian friends that Henri may have introduced to his parent's is jokingly exaggerated.
The size of the book is perfect for smaller hands. It enables the young to have art within their grasp. Venezia gives the locations of the paintings and as result if the child lives near one of the museums or will be near one on vacation, she/he would be able to see the original.
This is the 18th in Venezia's "Getting to know the World's Greatest Artist" series. He also has similar series on composers. Venezia's back cover illustrations tie back to the subject. "Greatly influenced by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Mike also tries to capture the private moments ...".
The price of the book is well worth paying. The book contains the following: Toulouse-Lautrec's Paintings (13) and Prints (4), Photos of Toulouse-Lautrec - 2, Venezia's Illustrations - 6, Others' paintings/prints - 3.

The strongest point of this book is the quality of its color plates--which of course makes or breaks an art book. Fortunately, the prints in this book are very rich and most images are full page. The accompanying text is also very thorough, informative, and interesting. My only complaint is that this book doesn't present much of the posters for which Toulouse-Lautrec is perhaps most famous; however, it does cover much of his other work. In that sense, I got to learn a lot about the body of this artist's work outside of the usual cliche of Toulouse-Lautrec. I would recommend this book for any art library.

Published by Harry N Abrams, New York, 1955 - Portfolio Edition, Large format softcover, 13" x 9.75" Part of Abrams 'Library of Great Painters' series. Contain brief authoritatve biography of the painter, some sketches, and 15 hand-tipped FULL COLOUR PLATES of the master's work, ready for removal and framing. Retain greatest fidelity to the originals.