The museum is in a very impressive building, Le Palais de la Berbie, close to the cathedral, in fact it was once a Bishop's Palace.
Lautrec's full name was Henri de Toulouse - Lautrec and his parents were a Count and Countess. He was born in 1864 in Albi. On our first evening we walked past his birthplace but the building is not open to the public - there is a restaurant in a house attached to it though.
Once in the museum hubby was happy to enjoy the building while I….…enjoyed the information and art of Lautrec...
….and his contemporaries in the Post Impressionist eraLovely Jo of Let's Art Journal visited the Alphonse Mucha exhibition in Liverpool last week
When he was 8 his parents split up he was taken away to Paris by his mother but she was concerned about his health and returned to Albi when he was 11. He always had poor health but following an accident his legs stopped growing. When he was older he returned to Paris to continue painting lessons but soon became involved in the seamier side of Parisienne life
I loved the title of this - 'Mr, Mrs and the dog'
This was one of my favourite paintings - 'Yvette Gilbert'
Lautrec died when he was only 36
We spotted the gardens from one of the windows and hubby went down for a better look..
He got some good views though!
This was our final shot from the font of the museum looking up at the cathedral
Now to join Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T stands for Tuesday with my drink related photo!
This is from our last breakfast in Carcassonne. Our drinks were orange juice and after that we had coffee too - but no photo of that!!! Our breakfast as you can see included granola, fruit and yogurt - Oh and my daily helping of Compte cheese!
No journal page today - we finally received the code to order a new fridge freezer - it will arrive on Wednesday! Only problem was - also had a birthday party to go to so it's been a bit rushed today!
Happy T Day and Thanks for looking, Chris
ps any typos are because I am tired - I'll check after I have had a sleep!!