At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance

At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance
Artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Year 1890
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dimensions 45.4 x 59.1 in
115.5 x 150 cm
Famous Paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
In Bed: The Kiss, 1892
In Bed, 1893
Moulin Rouge: La Goulue, 1891
At the Moulin Rouge, 1892-1895
La Toilette, 1889
At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance, 1890
Complete Works

At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is an oil genre painting that was completed in 1890 in Paris, France. This canvas piece is 115.5 by 150 cm and is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.


The artist created this painting to show a moment in which a man was teaching the can-can dance. The purpose of the piece was recently discovered when a secret message by the artist was found on the back of the painting. The message reads “the instruction of the new ones by Valentine and the Boneless.”


This painting shows a dance hall where there are men and women gathered around. The background is mainly men who are in long coats and tall hats. In the foreground is a woman dressed in a pink dress next to a woman in a black hat. In the middle is a woman learning to dance from a man in a suit.

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