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