Post-impressionism’s pin-up poster boy on display

Flirt (An Englishman at the Moulin Rouge) (1892)

Flirt (An Englishman at the Moulin Rouge) (1892)

An extensive exhibition of lithographs by Belle Époque artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts until August. The occasion is the 150th birthday of the Frenchman on 24 November 1864. Mainly the museum’s own collection is showcased, focusing on his late works including many famous posters about the Moulin Rouge and other entertainment venues in Paris.
30-32_Divan_Japonais__1893__plakat_1Like many of his lithographs, the person of Toulouse-Lautrec has become a caricature as well. He is known for his extravagant lifestyle, his drinking habits and his relationship with the ladies of the Parisian night. Many films, such as Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, have been made about the life of this dwarf-sized artist

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