The Prince of Pigalle: In pursuit of pleasure in the Belle epoque Today, the painter and graphic artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is considered as one of the most inspired portrayers of human figures.
This physically handicapped scion of the old French nobility was fascinated by life around Montmartre, whose cafes, cabarets, dance halls, and bordellos presented him with the theater of life.
More than any other artist, Toulouse-Lautrec captured the Belle epoque's pursuit of fleeting pleasure: directly and without flattery, his paintings, lithographs, and posters offer a masterly and timeless image of the age.
About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Taschen GmbH
- Publication Date: 26/05/2000
- Category: Individual artists, art monographs
- ISBN: 9783822863268