Saturday, April 4, 2009
Search: toulouse lautrec
Why: "Moulin Rouge" was on TV right after we finished "Australia." Baz Luhrman FTW!
Answer: Here are a few paintings:
Source: Google Images
The More You Know: Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa's parents were first cousins in a family that had been inbreeding for generations. As a result, he had a number of congenital birth defects. Broken femurs (both) he had as a teenager did not heal properly and his legs ceased to grow. As an adult, he had the torso of a man but the legs of a boy. He was 4'6.