...this month's featured artist is: Munch

Edvard Munch is considered as one of the major symbolist painters, forerunner of the expressionist movement. "I don't paint what i see, but what i've seen" he said, to underline his distance from the (post)impressionism. Munch is interested in showing what happens inside his head, how his unrational side takes over the rational one and modifies the reality perceived... Read more >>.

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Monet was a pure impressionist, a real master of the style, entirely focusing his attention on the colours and light effects of the landscapes that he used to paint en plain air.

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Lautrec

General Informations
NameHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Birth24 November, 1864
Death9 September, 1901
MovementsImpressionism
 Post-Impressionism
MusicCarlos Gardel (11 December 1887/1890 - 24 June 1935) - Tango por una Cabeza


The trasgressive nights in Paris were the main theme not only of Lautrec's artistic works, but also of his entire life: he spent most of his 37 years of life at the tables of clubs like the "Moulin Rouge", among alcohol and ballet dancers. Here, he used to draw many sketches of what he saw, constituing the basis of his paintings on canvas and advertisements.

Selected Works

La Goulue arrivant au Moulin Rouge - MOMA, New York

The influence of the Japanese painting in Lautrec's work can be seen in this picture. La Goulue (the Glutton) was a famous dancer of the Moulin Rouge and is portrayed with nitid and clear contour lines, like in the Japanese prints. The two women next to her are flatly cut out of the canvas, their dresses are dark and in strong contrast with La goulue's one, so that the latter results highly in evidence.

Everyone is immerged in its own thoughts and there's no communication among the characters, who suffer for the hardness of life: the clothes, colors and joy of the Moulin are just an appearance to dissimulate only desperation and death.

 

A few words about the music

This is an instrumental version of Gardel's "Tango Por Una Cabeza".

The lyrics of the original song talk about a compulsive horse-track gambler who compares his addiction for horses with his attraction to women. (click the following link for the full lyrics of Tango Por Una Cabeza)

The song has been featured in many popular movies and series, like Schindler's List, Scent of a Woman, True Lies, All the King's Men, Bad Santa, CSI: NY and many others

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