The Scene of Entertainment

With his works Lautrec lent immortality to a number of the singers, dancers, and actors who performed on the stages of Montmartre in the 1890s.

 

Lautrec was a particularly eager patron of the café-concerts and dancehalls of Paris. He was fascinated by the gestures and facial expressions of the performers, by their intensity and expressiveness.

Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The enfant terrible of French art, the cripple descended from aristocratic stock, the artist who became as one with his own art and circle of motifs. Read the biography and watch the film to get the full picture.

Jane Avril

Jane Avril

One of the greatest stars of the Moulin Rouge. With her slender figure and red hair she is easily recognizable and was probably the one performer to have the closest friendship with Lautrec.

La Goulue

La Goulue

The name means The Glutton. She was a dancer and prostitute and her performance was spectacular, vulgar, and provocative.

Yvette Guilbert

Yvette Guilbert

Singer who can easily be recognized on the long, black gloves. Lautrec was as many others fascinated by her peculiar stage presence and her reedy voice.

Aristide Bruant

Aristide Bruant

Singer of satirical songs and the owner of the cabaret Le Mirliton. Bruant wrote his own songs, which were of a coarse and politically indignant nature and addressed the living conditions of the poor in Paris.

Film from Paris 1900

Smartphone application

Smartphone app

Try the exhibition’s application for smartphones incl. guide and film.

 

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