Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
"[Henri de] Toulouse-Lautrec was drawn to Montmartre, an area of Paris famous for its bohemian lifestyle and for being the haunt of artists, writers, and philosophers. Tucked deep into Montmartre was the garden of Monsieur Pere Foret where Toulouse-Lautrec executed a series of pleasant plein-air paintings of Carmen Gaudin, the same red-head model who appears in The Laundress (1888). When the nearby Moulin Rouge cabaret opened its doors, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to produce a series of posters. Thereafter, the cabaret reserved a seat for him, and displayed his paintings. Among the well-known works that he painted for the Moulin Rouge and other Parisian nightclubs are depictions of the singer Yvette Guilbert; the dancer Louise Weber, known as the outrageous La Goulue ("The Glutton"), who created the "French Can-Can"; and the much more subtle dancer Jane Avril."
- Quoted from the Toulouse-Lautrec Foundation
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecReine de Joie by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Lithograph on Imperial Japon, 1896
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecMoulin Rouge, La Goulue by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Japon lithograph, 1896
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecLa revue blanche by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Japon lithograph, 1896
Henri de Toulouse-LautrecL'Argent, lithographic program by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1898