Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge. (1891-92)

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge (1891-92)

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Louise Weber, nicknamed La Goulue (the glutton), is depicted in the Moulin Rouge—a Montmartre cabaret frequented by the Parisian demimonde—flanked by her sister to her right and, to her left, her lover. Toulouse-Lautrec made many paintings of Weber, a star performer known for her appetite. Throughout his work he portrayed unconventional individuals in an audacious manner both frank and sympathetic. The shallow space, bold cropping, and heavy, form-flattening outlines reflect the pictorial devices of Japanese woodblock prints and the work of Edgar Degas, which Toulouse–Lautrec greatly admired. The artist considered this work to be the best of his dance-hall paintings and exhibited it four times the year it was completed.

Gallery label from 2008
Oil on board
31 1/4 x 23 1/4" (79.4 x 59.0 cm)
Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy
Object number
Drawings and Prints

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