Dance at the Moulin Rouge ~ A Painting by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Lautrec ~ Dance at the Moulin Rouge

At the Moulin Rouge, the Dance (1890) by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter of the Post-Impressionist movement (along with Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin) who lived from 1864 to 1901. He was known almost as much for his deformity as for his paintings. As a child, he broke both legs, the bones failed to grow after that as a result of a genetic defect, and he grew to only four feet, eight inches in height. Dance at the Moulin Rouge was painted in 1890 and is the second of a number of paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec depicting dancing at the Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris.