Friday, May 13, 2005

Kick Up Your Heels



Dance at the Moulin Rouge, 1890 by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

Toulouse-Lautrec immersed himself in the world of dance halls, becoming friends with the performers. He saw the upper class men of his birth, visit these lower class venues looking for drink and prostitutes and must have felt that at least his working friends in the venues were the more honest about who they really were.

3 comments:

mzsandie said...
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mzsandie said...

would have possibly have any more info. on this piece happens to be I need to do a presentation on it at the museum where this piece is hanging.

Martha said...

I would suggest concentrating on the artist and his dance hall artwork (of which there are many examples) and discuss his background and how he immersed himself in that "dance hall" world.

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