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TOULOUSE-LAUTREC & OSCAR WILDE
"I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art," said Oscar Wilde. On 25 May 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted of "gross indecency" and sentenced to two years' hard labour. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was apparently present at his trial during his visit to London in 1895.
Toulouse-Lautrec & Van Gogh
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec first made the acquaintance of Van Gogh at Cormon's atelier 1886. The two artists forged a bond through their discussions on painting and their shared love of Japanese prints.
THE OBJECTS OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC’S LOVE
On the subject of love, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec once said to singer Yvette Guilbert "Ah love! Love! (…) Now if you sang about desire, one could understand and even laugh at the variety of its tricks… But love, my poor Yvette, there is no such thing!" The only woman who came as close as anyone to capturing his heart was Marie-Clémentine Valadon, better known as Suzanne Valadon.