AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

24 November 2015

Happy birthday, Toulouse-Lautrec.

Toulouse-Lautrec, Simpson Chain poster, 1896


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born on this date in 1864.

I paint things as they are. I don’t comment. I record.  In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature.  I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.

Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec

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