Magnet Toulouse-Lautrec - The Clown Cha-U-Kao

Magnet Toulouse-Lautrec - The Clown Cha-U-Kao

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
The Clown Cha-U-Kao, 1895 - Oil on card H. 64; W. 49 cm

A dancer and clown at the Nouveau Cirque and the Moulin Rouge, Cha-U-Kao owes her Japanese sounding name to the phonetic transcription of the French words "chahut" (an acrobatic dance derived from the cancan) ...
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Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Artist :
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
Art movements :
Modern & Contemporary Art, Post-Impressionism
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Themes :
Paris, Scenic arts
Material :
Metal alloys
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Original work kept at :
Paris, musée d'Orsay

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)

Born on November 24, 1864 in Albi, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec began painting in his youth and innovated in lithographic drawing. He became very famous for his posters, influenced by Japanese and impressionist styles and for having impregnated with humanity the marginalized populations in his art, including sex workers, as seen in his printed series Elles de 1896. He died on September 9, 1901, at the age of 36, as a result of heavy alcohol consumption and various diseases.