Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
Lithograph by brush, spray, pencil and tracing net
The work was performed to advertise the shows of the homonymous café concert in rue de Martyrs, in the Parisian district of Montmartre. In this poster Lautrec depicts the famous can-can dancer Jane Avril in the center. The artist was certainly inspired by Japanese prints but also by contemporary photographic experiences, making use of a particular compositional cut.