By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
These scenes happened faraway from the artist's standard haunts, the bars and cafes of Montmartre. whereas Toulouse-Lautrec was once on the peak of his creative powers, he was once pressured to endure therapy for alcoholism at a rustic sanatorium. looking aid from his pressured confinement, he sketched vignettes from a neighborhood 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 interloper, and a captive.
Although those drawings are masterpieces of composition and stream, 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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