Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1896 - Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero inChilpéric - fine art print

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec had a passion for the theater in all its forms, from the popular dance halls and cabarets to the avant-garde theaters of Paris. He was both a keen spectator and an active participant, designing posters, theater programs, scenery, and costumes for a number of theaters and stage productions. Although he was drawn to the spectacle of the performance, it was the performers who most fascinated him.

Among Toulouse-Lautrec's favorite subjects was the red-headed actress Marcelle Lender. He first encountered her in 1893, the year he began to attend the theater on a regular basis. His infatuation with her reached its peak two years later when she starred in the revival of the French librettist and composer Hervé's Chilpéric. Performed at the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris from February 1 to May 1, 1895, this comic operetta recounted the tale of Chilpéric, king of the Franks in the late sixth century. In a bid to consolidate his power, he allied himself with the Visigoths in Spain through a marriage to the princess Galeswinthe, even as his vengeful mistress Frédégonde plotted her murder. It was neither the melodramatic narrative nor the extravagant staging of the operetta that most appealed to Toulouse-Lautrec, however, but the actress in the role of the princess. Like all his "furias" (as the artist termed his fixations on certain performers), this one was brief but intense. During the operetta's three-month run, he attended it more than twenty times, arriving just to see Lender dance the bolero in the second act. When asked about his devotion to the play, Toulouse-Lautrec explained, "I come strictly in order to see Lender's back. Look carefully; you will seldom see anything as wonderful. Lender's back is sumptuous." He sketched and studied the actress diligently, ultimately producing six lithographs inspired by her appearance in Chilpéric (five of them of the performance itself) and two paintings, including this monumental canvas. Toulouse-Lautrec's admiration was not reciprocated. "What a horrible man!," Lender is said to have remarked. "He is very fond of me….But as for the portrait you can have it!"

One of the largest and most elaborate paintings Toulouse-Lautrec ever created, Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero in "Chilpéric" depicts the very scene the artist so enjoyed, in which Galeswinthe performs the bolero, a lively dance from her native Spain, for her future husband and his courtiers. She dominates the center of the composition. Dressed in a Spanish-inspired costume composed of black and bright complementary shades of red and green, her body is described in strong, sinuous lines. Toulouse-Lautrec's portrayal of the actress is both dynamic and sensual. He captures her at mid-movement, as one long leg, clad in black stockings, juts boldly outward from a swirl of pink petticoats, mimicking the silk flowers she wears in her hair in form and color. Her low-cut bodice accentuates her ample bosom, which is tinged green from the reflected glow of the footlights. All eyes are upon her as she dances, from King Chilpéric, seated on his throne at left, to Galeswinthe's brother, Don Nervoso, who stands, arms akimbo, at the far right. Gazing at her from behind with an expression of open appreciation, it is Don Nervoso and not the viewer who is the beneficiary of the fine view of Lender's back, and as such he may be a stand-in for the artist himself.

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The 19th century work of art "Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero inChilpéric" was painted by the male French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the year 1896. The version of the artwork measures the size 145 x 149 cm (57 1/16 x 58 11/16 in) and was crafted with oil on canvas. This artwork forms part of the collection of National Gallery of Art, which is the museum of the US-American nation that preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. With courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington (licensed: public domain).The creditline of the artpiece is: . On top of that, alignment of the digital reproduction is square with a side ratio of 1 : 1, which means that the length is equal to the width. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a artist, poster artist, painter, graphic artist, lithographer from France, whose art style was mainly Impressionism. The European artist lived for 37 years, born in the year 1864 in Albi, Occitanie, France and deceased in the year 1901 in Langon, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

Artpiece information

Title of the work of art: "Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero inChilpéric"
Categorization: painting
General term: modern art
Artwork century: 19th century
Created in the year: 1896
Age of artwork: 120 years
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original artpiece: 145 x 149 cm (57 1/16 x 58 11/16 in)
Museum / location: National Gallery of Art
Place of museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
webpage: National Gallery of Art
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Article background information

Product type: art copy
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: UV direct printing (digital print)
Manufacturing: German production
Stock type: production on demand
Intended usage: home design, wall decoration
Alignment of the image: square format
Aspect ratio: length : width - 1 : 1
Image ratio meaning: the length is equal to the width
Product material options: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 20x20cm - 8x8", 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39", 150x150cm - 59x59", 180x180cm - 71x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 20x20cm - 8x8", 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) options: 20x20cm - 8x8", 30x30cm - 12x12", 50x50cm - 20x20", 70x70cm - 28x28", 100x100cm - 39x39"
Picture frame: not available

Quick overview of the artist

Artist name: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Other names: h. de toulouse-lautrec, Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa Henri Marie Raymond de, טולוז־לוטרק, henri de toulouse lauterec, Lautrec, De Toulouse-Lautrec Henri, Lautrec Monfa Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Monfa, Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de, Lautrec Henri de Toulouse, Lautrec Monfa Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-, lautrec henri toulouse, Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-, Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec, Toulouse-Lautrec Monfa Henri Marie Raymond de, De Lautrec, Tu-lu-ssu Lo-te-lieh-kʻo Heng-li Te, Toulouse-Lautrec, Toulouse Lautrec, henri toulouse-lautrec, Toulouse Lautrec Henri de, Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa Henri Raymond de, toulouse-lautrec henri, lautrec toulouse, Lo-te-lieh-kʻo, Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec, H. de Toulouse Lautrev, Toulouse-Lautrec Montfa Henri-Marie-Raymond de, Treclau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Tuluz-Lotrek Anri de, Toulouse-Lautrec Henri-Marie-Raymond de, Monfa Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec, toulouse lautrec, Toulouse-Lautrec H. de, Henry Toulouse-Lautrec, lautrec henri tolouse, h. toulouse lautrec, טולוז לוטרק אנרי דה, Toulouse-Lautrec Henri Marie Raymond de
Gender of the artist: male
Nationality of artist: French
Professions: artist, lithographer, graphic artist, painter, poster artist
Country of the artist: France
Artist category: modern artist
Styles: Impressionism
Lifespan: 37 years
Year of birth: 1864
Hometown: Albi, Occitanie, France
Year of death: 1901
Died in (place): Langon, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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