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Paintings by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


At the Moulin Rouge by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's At the Moulin Rouge (oil on canvas, 48-7/16x55-1/2 inches) is housed at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's At the Moulin Rouge (oil on canvas, 48-7/16x55-1/2 inches) is housed at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec completed At the Moulin Rouge between the years 1892-1895. Toulouse-Lautrec painted many of the subjects favored by the Impressionists, including the circus and the lively cabaret scene.

Like Edgar Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec employed oblique axes and cut figures to express the sense of immediacy and action. The balcony rail in the left foreground of At the Moulin Rouge slices off the corner of the picture plane, and the figure at the right, whose white face powder gleams under the gaslight, appears to stride right out of the composition.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American paintings. She is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.