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The posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The year is 1889. We are in  Paris close to Montmartre in the district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement where the  Moulin Rouge cabaret opened its doors. Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to produce a series of posters.  Other artists looked down on the work, but Henri  did not care. 

Since Montmartre was outside the city limits, free of Paris taxes and no doubt also due to the fact that the local nuns made wine, the hill quickly became a popular drinking area. And where the alcohol is cheap, Artist clutter together. Also Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas ( just to name a few) worked and lived in this area of Paris.

Moulin Rouge  La Goulue 1891

Moulin Rouge La Goulue 1891

Aristide Bruant in his cabaret 1892

Aristide Bruant in his cabaret 1892

Ambassadeurs – Aristide Bruant 1892

Ambassadeurs – Aristide Bruant 1892

Reine de Joie 1892

Reine de Joie 1892

Divan Japonais 1892

Divan Japonais 1892

Jane Avril 1893

Jane Avril 1893

 Troupe de Mlle Eglantine 1896

Troupe de Mlle Eglantine 1896

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One comment on “The posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  1. Nootropic
    April 12, 2012

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