The Art of the Moulin Rouge

More than 25 interactive projects inspired by the artwork of the world-famous venue

Walter Foster Creative Team
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Welcome to the rich and storied world of the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre, Paris.

Welcome to the rich and storied world of the Moulin Rouge in Montmartre, Paris. Since 1889, this world-famous dinner revue has celebrated the essence of Parisian joie de vivre or "Joy for Life". 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 Moulin Rouge Coloring & Activity Book. Filled with colouring pages, dot-to-dot puzzles, and colour-by-number templates based on the theatre's most famous posters and program art, colouring enthusiasts will enjoy adding their own unique spin to these legendary and symbolic works of post-impressionism. Following a brief introduction to colour theory and ideas for working in different colour mediums, present-day artists will 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. Forty full-colour Moulin Rouge postcards are also included in this beautiful book.

Author bio:

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

Category: The arts
ISBN: 9781633223042
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Pub Date: April 2017
Page Extent: 112
Format: Paperback
Age: 7 - 9
Subject: The arts