Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born during the mid 19th century to a wealthy family in the south of France. He was not a healthy child and by the time puberty hit he had broken both of his legs resulting in their stunted growth.
Art from Tragedy
From childhood Henri found solace in his art, and he became quite adept at capturing the emotions of this subjects. Perhaps because he spent much of his life feeling like an outsider looking in. As an adult Henri kept questionable company, preferring bawdy dance halls and houses of ill repute to find his inspiration. His body of work is enormous and horses make an appearance in a large portion of them. If you haven’t seen them already be sure to check out pt. 1 & pt 2.
His work effectively captures a moment of emotion with each of his subjects, from horse grooms to ladies of the night.
That’s the Last of It!
With three posts full of Henri’s Horses it’s pretty obvious he had a thing for them. If you haven’t seen the rest, be sure to check out pt. 1 & pt 2 and if that’s not enough horse art have a look at more horses of the masters.