Online Learning Resources – Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge
Jane Avril, the dancer, was one of the stars of the Moulin Rouge in the 1890s. Known for her alluring style and exotic persona, her fame was assured by a series of dazzlingly inventive posters designed by the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. She was also a close friend of the artist and he painted a series of striking portraits of her which contrast starkly with his exuberant posters. This landmark exhibition was the first to celebrate this remarkable creative partnership which has to come to define the world of the Moulin Rouge. Bringing together Toulouse-Lautrec’s most famous paintings, posters and prints from international collections, it captured the excitement and spectacle of bohemian Paris in the 1890s.
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