Sunday, January 31, 2021

Red Hair in the Artwork of Toulouse-Lautrec

The paintings of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec always seem slightly sordid to me, what with his fondness for painting brothel scenes and prostitutes. He certainly had a unique style though ..and he painted a lot of redheads (or perhaps a lot of the prostitutes just happened to be redheads :p).

(Medical Inspection at the
Rue des Moulins Brothel, 1894)

(Au Salon de la rue des Moulins, 1894)

(Divan Japonais)

(Equestrienne (At the Circus Fernando), 1888)

(Reine de Joie, 1892)

(Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero
in "Chilpéric", 1895–96)

(The Box with the
Gilded Mask, 1894)

(The Sofa)

A few more Toulouse-Lautrec redheads can be found in this post from 2019;

The following page from a blog called dogkisses also contains some interesting information regarding Lautrec and red hair. Including the claim that he preferred redheads as he found their characteristic odour arousing (!);

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