Exhibition: The prolific genius
Dec 08, 2019
Islamabad (Pakistan) Dec 8: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is probably the most controversial - and often misunderstood - painter of the post-impressionist period. Born in 1864 as the eldest son of Count Alphonse Charles Toulouse-Lautrec in south-western France, he had every reason to lead an aristocratic career. The country had, by that time, shed off its revolutionary dreams and had accepted the monarchy of the Second Empire under the rule of Napoleon III.