Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Woman as Myth.
In the artistic life of Toulouse-Lautrec-brief yet exceptionally rich in innovative ideas and techniques- the female figure reigns supreme. Rarely has an artist simultaneously mythicised and de-mythicised the image of Woman with such obsessive desire, such passionate fantasy, such rapture and disillusion – and yet at the same time with such sensitivity, perspicacity, clarity and sincerity. Lautrec painted Woman in countless different compositions, but always with her truth as the unfaltering guide