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Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Equestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando)</em> by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Artwork Resource Packet: Equestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando) by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Thinly and rapidly painted, Equestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando) (1887-88) has the confident, improvisational quality of a drawing. Its subject is the Circus Fernando, one of the first permanent circuses in Paris, which provided rich inspiration to many artists, both before and after Toulouse-Lautrec portrayed it. This teaching packet includes an essay, discussion questions, activity ideas, a glossary, and an image of the artwork.

19th century, animals, French, Impressionism, Modern Wing, painting, Post-Impressionism


Fine Arts, Language Arts, Social Science/History
Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, Middle School
ABCs of Art: Animals in Art, Art from Many Places, Art of France, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Modern Art

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