Moulin Rouge: La Goulue

Moulin Rouge: La Goulue
Artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Year 1891
Medium Lithograph
Dimensions 74 13/16 x 45 7/8 in
189.99 x 116.51 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

Moulin Rouge: La Goulue by Toulouse-Lautrec is a captivating, four-color lithograph that features La Goulue, a renowned cancan dancer with her partner. This artwork was used to advertise Moulin Rouge, which was one of the most popular clubs in France. The simplistic, yet enchanting style of the painter was a stark contrast to the typical text-heavy and dull posters during his time.

About the Artist

The French painter and illustrator Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was also a renowned draughtsman, and print maker. In the late 1800s, he became widely exposed to the theatrical and cultural life in Paris. Such experience inspired him to produce captivating and elegant images of contemporary life during that era. In fact, he was able to create hundreds of canvas and watercolor paintings and over 5000 drawings throughout his entire career as an artist. Toulouse-Lautrec became one of the most renowned post-impressionistic painters in history.

Art Style and Influence

The primary style depicted in his artworks was influenced by vintage Japanese woodprints, which were quite popular in Paris during his time. Furthermore, he perfected the art of presenting people at work, and the typical settings of his paintings were the gaudy and exciting night life. His famous paintings include Salon at the Rue des Moulins, At the Circus Fernando, Portrait of Gabrielle, and At the Moulin Rouge, among several others.

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