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By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

A bareback rider's skirt ripples within the breeze, an acrobat bends his muscular limbs right into a handstand, and a poodle obeys a clown brandishing a whip. The circus is on the town! those kaleidoscopic visions from below the large best supply audiences a chain of post-Impressionistic sideshows, courtesy of thirty-nine extraordinary crayon drawings within the exact variety of Toulouse-Lautrec.
These scenes came about faraway from the artist's universal haunts, the bars and cafes of Montmartre. whereas Toulouse-Lautrec used to be on the peak of his inventive powers, he used to be forced to endure remedy for alcoholism at a rustic medical institution. looking aid from his pressured confinement, he sketched vignettes from an area circus troupe's rehearsals. His delicate interpretations of the scenes replicate the cruelty at the back of the performers' unique feats, in addition to his self-image as an entertainer, an intruder, and a captive.
Although those drawings are masterpieces of composition and circulate, the artist gave them away. The originals have been scattered throughout Europe and the US for many years, until eventually an intrepid collector tracked them down. those reproductions are the paintings of a famous lithographer, Fernand Mourlot, whose ability recaptures the colour and spirit of Toulouse-Lautrec's works.

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