Lautrec to Warhol: The Birth of Celebrity Culture

This weeks video is about one of the fathers of modern advertisement, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who’s privileged life wasn’t as great as its seemed, but his hardship and deformity birthed a body of work that was entirely profound and era-defining. Watch to learn about how this artist birthed modern day advertising, celebrity culture, and even went onto inspire future artists such as Andy Warhol. 

List of Images:

1. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec with Tremolada, standing next to Jules Chéret’s 1889 poster, Bal du Moulin Rouge, Place Blanche, ca. 1890. Photograph.

2. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge, 1892-95.

3. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Englishman (William Tom Warrener) at the Moulin Rouge, 1892.

4. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Seated Clowness (Mademoiselle Cha-uka-o) (from the series Elles), 1896.

5. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Moulin Rouge: La Goulue, 1891.

6. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Divan Japonais, 1892.

7. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, May Belfort, 1895.

8. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril, 1893. *Disclaimer- I do not own any of the images shown in this video*

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