The Art of the Moulin Rouge Artwork Book

Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by ellen

Are you a fan of Moulin Rouge artwork? I’ll admit that the first time I heard Moulin Rouge was in the music video by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink performing Lady Marmalade. If you’re the same way, you’ll want to know that Moulin Rouge is a cabaret in France that was founded in 1889 and burned down in 1915. 

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The Art of the Moulin Rouge Artwork BookThe Art of the Moulin Rouge Artwork Book

Welcome to the rich and storied world of the Moulin Rouge, one of Paris’ most iconic cabarets for nearly 150 years. Experience this venue’s art like never before with The Art of the Moulin Rouge.

Through the ages, artists of all kinds have been attracted to the vibrancy and vivacity of the Moulin Rouge. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec found inspiration in the Cancan and the impertinence of La Belle Epoque or “The Beautiful Era” that was late 19th-Century Paris. During the 1920s, Mistinguett, the Queen of the Dance Hall played muse to the young sketcher Gesmar.

Since then, artists have continued to produce hundreds of paintings, prints, posters, and drawings that capture life as a performer in one of the most iconic venues in the world. Fans of Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge will enjoy The Art of the Moulin Rouge.

Filled with coloring pages, dot-to-dot puzzles, and color-by-number templates based on the theatre’s most famous posters and program art, coloring enthusiasts will enjoy adding their own unique spin to these legendary and symbolic works of post-impressionism.

Following a brief introduction to color theory and ideas for working in different color mediums, present-day artists embark on a creative journey through time to celebrate the lush lifestyles that epitomize Parisian culture as seen through the portals of the storied Moulin Rouge. Thirty full-color Moulin Rouge postcards are also included in this beautiful book.

My thoughts:

If you are a fan of Parisian inspired art, you have got to get this book. It’s a wonderful combination of activities like coloring and dot to dots along with beautiful postcards and coloring templates.

The 30 full-color postcard sized cutouts are of famous Moulin Rouge posters and artwork. There is also an introduction to basic color theory and working with different mediums in the front of the book for guidance.

The postcards really are so pretty that you could frame them in small frames and use them in a grouping as French inspired decor. The pages are single sided with information on the back of each page that explains what the artwork is from. Treat yourself or a friend to this book today. Buy it now.

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