9 Feb 2010

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - The Circus

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was an impressionism artist in Paris influenced by colourful culture of circus.He was a common guest in the Moulin Rouge and other cabarets of the Montmartre district of Paris, as well as the theater, the circus, and brothels.
The drawings here he made being in a clinic, were recreated from his memory.

The style in which he produces his works might evoke an animation also in a very different, more like… European style. Especially those works in coloured chalk.

So it would be way different from the style in which the animation of Dumbo (jumpy and fluid) or The One Man Band ( cute and soft and... plasticy) is produced.


  1. Beautiful aren't they? And very Moulin Rouge! The other influence in Moulin Rouge you might want to consider is the early cinema of George Melies...


  2. oh, and in terms of your art direction, don't forget Degas!