Su fascinacion por la vida nocturna lo llevo, como cliente asiduo y retratista incomparable, al Salon de la Rue des Moulins, al Moulin de la Galette, a Le Chat Noir, al Folies Bergere y por supuesto al Moulin Rouge que inmortalizo en sus famosos e inigualables carteles y programas de mano de artistas de la Belle Epoque como las bailarinas de cancan Jane Avril y La Goulue o la cantante Yvette Guilbert
Suzuki focused on Lautrec's depictions of four performers, Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert, Louise Weber (aka "La Goulue") and Loi'e Fuller, all of whom owe much of their renown to his lavish attention.
As Suzuki's catalogue text suggests, the reciprocal bonds of friendship with his female subjects are evident in other works displayed here: Avril, for example, joins him in the print shop as his work rolls off the presses, as well as in the audience for a performance by Yvette Guilbert (Fig.
She was one of Lautrec's most faithful copines, who outlived him by over forty years; dying in 1943, a year before her rival and friend Yvette Guilbert.
Opposite Jane Avril at one of the marble tables of the Moulin Rouge sits Yvette Guilbert, her long nose uplifted as if scenting the vermilion smear of her floribunda lips.
Behind, recognisable for her long black gloves, a motif Lautrec often repeated, is the cabaret singer Yvette Guilbert
Elizabeth Emery brings to notice Yvette Guilbert
I thought I am never going to get my feet back on the boards again so I wrote my first show - The Life and Times of Yvette Guilbert
- and I have become hooked on one person shows," she says.
wants to steal the fortepiano in order to plug it into her sessions (at the same time as the harpsichord).
The singer Yvette Guilbert
, whom he befriended and often portrayed, was shocked upon first encountering his "enormous dark head, .
Paris was applauding change for change's sake and Toulouse-Lautrec hobbled on his damaged legs from sensation to sensation amongst a group of artists such as Van Gogh, Felix Feneon (the art and society critic), the protest singers Aristide Bruant (who Toulouse-Lautrec immortalised in a famous poster) and Yvette Guilbert
Actrices como Jane Avril, Yvette Guilbert
, pero sobre todo, Louise Weber, llamada "La Goulue", son las mas retratadas por el artista.