At the Moulin Rouge

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At the Moulin Rouge
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - At the Moulin Rouge - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Year1892 - 1895
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions123 cm × 140 cm (48 in × 55 in)
LocationArt Institute of Chicago

At the Moulin Rouge (French: Au Moulin Rouge) is an oil-on-canvas painting by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. It was painted between 1892 and 1895. It is one of a number of works by Toulouse-Lautrec depicting the Moulin Rouge cabaret built in Paris in 1889; the others include At the Moulin Rouge, The Dance and the poster Moulin Rouge: La Goulue.

The painting portrays near its center a group of three men and two women sitting around a table situated on the floor of the cabaret. From right to left, the people at the table include: Édouard Dujardin, dancer La Macarona, photographer Paul Secau, and photographer Maurice Guibert. In the right foreground, apparently sitting at a different table, is a partial profile, with her face lit in a distinctive light, of English dancer May Milton. In the background on the right is Moulin Rouge dancer La Goulue and a woman. The center-left background shows Toulouse-Lautrec himself, as well as Gabriel Tapié de Céleyran.[1]

At the Moulin Rouge is owned by the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, where it was first displayed on December 23, 1930. It was exhibited in London in 2011 at the Courtauld Institute of Art.[2]


External video
Toulouse-Lautrec's At the Moulin Rouge, Smarthistory[3]
  1. ^ Johnson, Ken (2005-03-18). "Lautrec's Life, High and Low". The New York Times. pp. para. 7. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  2. ^ "At the Moulin Rouge | The Art Institute of Chicago". Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  3. ^ "Toulouse-Lautrec's At the Moulin Rouge". Smarthistory at Khan Academy. Retrieved March 4, 2013.