Henri de Toulouse Lautrec - Moulin Rouge: La Goulue
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - French painter, printmaker, and illustrator of the Post-Impressionist period. He is best known for his depictions of Parisian nightlife, including the world of cabarets, cafes, and brothels. He was an observer of the social and cultural life of Paris in the late 19th century, and his work provides a glimpse into the world of the working class, the bohemian, and the upper-class society of the time. He was a master of the art of capturing movement and conveying a sense of energy in his work. Despite a relatively short career and a physical disability, Toulouse-Lautrec's work is considered highly influential.
The legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret is the birthplace of the modern form of cancan dance. Located on Boulevard de Clichy, the building can easily be identified by the red windmill on the roof, its posters were painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, and Yves Montand, Piaf and Sinatra liked to spend evenings here. The Moulin Rouge once had a reputation as a "first-class brothel. But after aristocrats and people of art began to visit the cabaret, it gradually turned into a fashionable establishment.