“Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret” by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

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14 October 2012 · 7:54 am

2 responses to ““Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant dans son cabaret” by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  1. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born on 24 November 1864, in the South of France, and died on 9 September 1901, aged only 36 years. Due to trauma and a congenital condition, Toulouse-Lautrec’s legs did not grow. He reached maturity with a body trunk of normal size but with abnormally short legs, reaching a height of only 154cm or about five feet.

    The poster was painted in 1892 when the singer-comedian-entrepreneur Aristide Bruant asked Lautrec to paint a portrait of him. Bruant was performing at the club les Ambassadeurs and wanted an impressive poster to advertise the show. At Bruant’s insistence, “Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant” was posted all over the cabaret, and all over the streets of Paris, drawing considerable attention not just to Bruant but also to the young painter.

  2. Love your post! I have the Fine China set.

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