- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: October 13, 2004
Life of the celebrated French bohemian artist of the Moulin Rouge. His famed posters and prints captured the joyous spirit of the "belle époque" in Paris during the late 19th century, even though Henri suffered from alcohol abuse and a bone condition that caused his legs to stop growing at an early age, while the rest of his body grew normally.
- Hear the words of confidantes and colleagues as captured in their letters and journals.
- See Lautrec's most famous works, as well as rare studies and sketches.
- Art historians illuminate his technique and explore his legacy.
His prints and paintings are among the most recognizable images in the world, a staple of bistros and cafes everywhere. But the artist who captured the unique spirit of the Moulin Rouge and late 19th-century Paris succumbed to the temptations of the life he depicted.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was at the epicenter of the Parisian "belle ipoque." The last in the line of a family who could trace their roots back a thousand years, he showed an early aptitude for art. But his life was transformed when he broke both legs in separate adolescent accidents. The bones failed to heal correctly, and his legs stopped growing. Deprived of a normal life, he devoted himself wholly to his art.
From his childhood struggles to his early death from alcoholism, BIOGRAPHY® traces Toulouse-Lautrec's life through visits to famous collections and commentary from leading scholars.