The French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was small in stature but was a giant of an artist. He was born in Albi, in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, on 24 November 1864. He was the firstborn child of Count Alphonse and Countess Adele de Toulouse-Lautrec. They were an aristocratic family – descendants of the […]

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte Georges Seurat painted A Sunday on the Grande Jatte  in 1884. It was painted in Paris and laboured over it extensively with his own painstaking method of applying paint in small dots and dashes.  This method of painting, is known as divisionism, or more simply as Pointillism. It […]

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Early Life Paul Cézanne, the great Post Impressionist artist was a stubborn man who refused to compromise or make any form of concession to society, or to art for that matter. This often made him appear a strange and eccentric figure. He lived for his painting, it was his only passion in life, friends and family took […]

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This video covers 10 really amazing facts about the French naïve painter Henri Rousseau. It is aimed at young people and adults interested in art history. Focusing on his jungle paintings, this art video could be a great introduction to an art lesson on mixing different tones of a single colour, e.g. green. Henri Rousseau […]

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