"To -loose one leg is unfortuante, Toulouse two is." Musee d'Orsay Tip by sourbugger

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I know there must be a joke in there somewhere.

Anyway, one of the artists who really sums up the Parisien spirit, especailly the bohemian lifestyle of the early part of the 20th century was Toulouse- Lautrec. He lost one leg in an accident at age 12 - and then the other two years later ! This meant his legs stopped growing from then on.

Such little things (sorry for that heightest comment) didn't stop him enjoying life to the full. He was often to be found in the Moulin Rouge and other such establishments with a large glass of wine in one hand and a sketching pad in the other. Not sure where he would have placed the Parisien hooker - what a clever dick. He would then develop his drawings in the studio the next day.

His was truely a life given over to wine, women and song - the lucky bastard.

Several of his painting were re-worked to be used as advertisments for the Moulin rouge, whilst man of his intimate portraits hang in galleries around the world. Some of the best are still to be found in the Musee d'Orsay - don't miss 'em.

Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station
Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14
Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 17, 2013
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