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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec- French painter

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Portrait of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Renowned French Painter and Artist
Portrait of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Renowned French Painter and Artist

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec    (1864–1901) was a brilliant artist, avant-gardist, and post-impressionist. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s art could be described as ‘amoral’ – his paintings showcased the nightlife of poor neighborhoods in Paris,🗼 preparing prostitutes for work, dancers and clowns sipping drinks, adjusting stockings before taking the stage. The master was born into a very wealthy and well-known family, inheriting a noble title by birthright, and was intended by his father to lead a life filled with horse riding, hunting, and balls, becoming a surgeon or athlete. But fate had a different plan – an incurable disease discovered at a young age forever closed the door to an active lifestyle, and his talent as an artist defined his pursuit for the rest of his days. In childhood, he broke his hip.

Portrait of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Renowned French Painter and Artist

 After months, he recovered… but a year later, he fell and broke his other leg. The boy had thin and fragile bones, which healed poorly. Since then, his legs began to lag in growth from his body, and the handsome child turned into an ungainly teenager. The artist’s talent emerged around the same time, and the young man actively pursued its development… but not quite in the way that was expected of him. He could have gotten an amazing education, graduated from the finest schools in France and Europe, as he had plenty of money from his parents. However, he didn’t study for long — he learned the basics and then began experimenting with his own style. 

Bordello? So what? Nowhere else do I feel more comfortable.
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Henri Toulouse-Lautrec   

He fell in love with Montmartre. The artist was enchanted by the poor district of Paris, the heart of the city’s nightlife. In 1884, he began to live in cabarets, bars, and public houses. His mother was extremely worried about these decisions. And she turned out to be right — Henri started drinking a lot of alcohol, and in the brothels, he painted the everyday lives of prostitutes.

He was an outsider and gravitated towards others who were also outsiders. He saw and painted scenes of lesbian love♀️♀️. (This was common among prostitutes.) He painted girls engaged in everyday tasks, but never their clients. The artist genuinely cared about and empathized with them. He ate with them, brought them various treats. He comforted them. They treated him like family. The artist remembered all the girls’ birthdays, gave them presents. He knew their secrets, he was their friend

He was a very productive artist and the founder of the poster genre. He used unexpected techniques that no one had used before him. Silhouette in posters, stylized images, bold composition, limited color palette. He cropped the head of the singer in the ‘Japanese Sofa’ poster.

Critics were not very supportive of the master’s work. His innovative techniques, unusual colors, and strong influence of Japanese art seemed like a “hollow endeavor and a desire for a cheap effect of novelty” to European art experts.

The artist had a tremendous number of commissions. However, it was only after his death that Toulouse-Lautrec received recognition from the official art world, and his works became a starting point for the Art Nouveau painting

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Novice UI-UX designer problems

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Hi! I recently completed a course in graphic and web design at John Bryce College. I got lucky with my teacher. If you’re going to study there, try to get into Yana’s class.☝️ She really tries to give students a lot. But I realized, you can’t learn everything in this huge field in just a year. 🤭

I faced a lot of challenges when I started making my own website. Some I figured out, others I just put aside, thinking I’ll come back to them later.

After that, we started learning WordPress. Eureka! I could insert HTML and CSS code into WordPress😂. That’s when I began my experiments. 🪄

I picked the Astra theme to build my website because it has a lot of options, more than other themes. It works with Hebrew (even though I later made the site in English). The ‘responsiveness feature’ works better than in many other themes. 

I chose Upress hosting. It’s a bit more expensive than Sherlock hosting, which other students went for. But there’s feedback and a phone number available! This is really important because sometimes things might not work, and support will be needed.

I chose the free Elementor plugin for WordPress. From my experience, as a beginner, this free version is enough (you’ll have plenty of challenges and various tools to learn). You can always buy the paid version with more tools. But remember, once you do that, there’s no going back. You won’t be able to make Elementor free again  

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In the free version of Elementor, there’s no sticky top bar 😕. It’s not very convenient. When you scroll on the computer or phone, you want the top bar with all the pages on the site to always be right there. I managed to partially solve this issue. It works on the computer. It’s partially working on tablets and phones. If you’ve figured this out on tablets and phones, please write in the comments. I would be really glad!

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I added this code to the site in the . It worked, but only for the computer. In the course, they suggested I use a very good, free plugin called Startum. This plugin has twenty free widgets. I used the Banner widget. This widget also lets you upload videos, but these videos don’t play on an iPhone and an iPad. Interestingly, the videos play on other phones. Keep this in mind.

Here’s another tip: always check your website on different devices. Especially on an iPhone!🍏In the upcoming posts, I will describe my experience in more detail. If you have questions, please write your question in the comments. I’ll be happy to answer😄.

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