(t)werk of art


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 – 1901) was a French painter, printmaker, and illustrator. Influenced by Japanese prints, as well as Impressionist painting, he mastered the printing techniques of his day (stone lithography) to create graphic posters that captured the energy of Parisian night-life.

The 1891 poster above, for nightclub Moulin Rouge, spotlights headline can-can dancer “La Goulue” (the glutton).

I design books, magazines, and other communications, that POP! I blog about stuff that catches my eye.

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