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Moulin Rouge, La Goulue

A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color lithograph on tan wove paper.

Date:

1891

Artist:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
French, 1864-1901

About this artwork

Moulin Rouge, La Goulue was Toulouse-Lautrec’s first commissioned poster, created to advertise the performance of dancer La Goulue and acrobat Valentin le Desossé at the iconic Montmartre dance hall. With thousands of copies pasted around Paris, the poster was an instant success, propelling Toulouse-Lautrec into the artistic limelight and attracting numerous commissions from other performers and cabaret owners. In this image, Toulouse-Lautreccaptured the exhilarating experience of being onstage, but he also designed a composition that traps La Goulue in her spectacle: between the bright yellow stage lights, the anonymous silhouetted crowd, and the provocatively posed Valentin.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Title

Moulin Rouge, La Goulue

Origin

France

Date

1891

Medium

Color lithograph on tan wove paper

Dimensions

1,890 × 1,157 (image); 1,910 × 1,170 mm (sheet, sight)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison Collection

Reference Number

1954.1193

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