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The Art of Burlesque

  

It’s funny that whatever my current interest is at the time, the universe gathers related facts and supporting material from the cosmos and sends it my way. 319 more words

Burlesque

Absinthe, Part 2:  Absinthe's impact

A little over 100 years ago, the after-work crowd in Paris would fill the cafés along the boulevard and drink greenish, milky cocktail known in colloquial parlance as La Fée Verte–“the green fairy.” It was notably the most popular adult beverage of the age. 607 more words

Writing

How to Cook Like Toulouse-Lautrec

In honor of Bastille Day, here is a fascinating French cookbook to explore, “The Art of Cuisine” by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (yes, the artist)! This is in fact a compendium of his recipes, published after his death, along with sketches and other notes. 41 more words

Books

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Portrait of the artist based on an old photograph.

Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico cold pressed paper, 45,5 x 30,5 cm

Art

Research: Toulouse Lautrec

I loved looking at Lautrec’s style of drawing in more detail- similar in Matisse, he captures shapes and movement very quickly and fluidly. He also manages to capture his subject’s characteristics in a caricature style- it would be easy to imagine them in the seedy nightclubs in Paris. 35 more words

Sketchbook

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Portrait of the artist based on an old photograph.

Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico cold pressed paper, 45,5 x 30,5 cm

Art

Monument to Balzac

Photograph by Edward Steichen, 1911

Monument to Balzac is a sculpture by Auguste Rodin in memory of the French novelist Honoré de Balzac. According to Rodin, the sculpture aims to portray the writer’s persona rather than a physical likeness. 578 more words

Literature