Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), painter, designer and lithographer, was born in a noble family in the south of France. A small man, a follower of Absinthe, he was a talented artist: a great Japanese art lover, he is now considered a precursor of expressionism. Toulouse-Lautrec was also known as someone having Lots of humor and self -mockery. He lived almost all his life in Montmartre, in the north of Paris, and spent a lot of time in cabarets and theaters. Naturally, this extraordinary world thus became the subject of its paintings.