Fine Art

Sunday with Toulouse-Lautrec & a glass of Merlot

  I have always found Toulouse-Lautrec’s works the most intriguing – the casual brush strokes with lots of movement; the visible under sketch; the natural use of the background – often times cardboard – as part of the scene; The unexpected color palettes; The “I don’t give a fuck” attitude. This is what I feel when I see his works – mostly because it’s how I often feel creating art: Rather than pursuing perfection, the carelessness of painting for the pure pleasure of it. Cease working on a piece when it feels no longer pleasurable – not because it’s ‘finished’  but because it is enough, and it’s time to move on to the next. Toulouse-Lautrec, the French Post-Impressionist Painter & Printmaker (1864 – 1901), was born into one of the most ancient and noble families of France,…