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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 235 A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS

Jane Avril

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, 1893

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, renowned Post-Impressionist painter, is also known for his art nouveau lithographs such as this one, depicting the legendary French can-can dancer Jane Avril. Toulouse-Lautrec made a name for himself by producing vibrant, stylized scenes of fin de siècle Paris and portraying notable characters from late 19th-century Parisian nightlife. His works helped bolster the popularity of some of Paris’s nightclubs including the now famous Moulin Rouge.

 

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