We took the original painting titled "At The Moulin Rouge," circa 1892-95, by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and made five changes to it. Scroll down to see the original painting below left, and then take a look at our altered version and see if you can find the 5 things that we changed. Once you're ready, you can check your answers at the link below the two pictures.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French artist who lived from 1864-1901. Toulouse-Lautrec spent a lot of time at the Moulin Rouge starting soon after its opening in 1889, and made portraits of the legendary nightclub’s regulars, including himself. In this famous painting, he portrays himself in profile facing left, positioned in the middle, right above the woman with the red hair (also shown in detail here below).
Here's an interesting fact about this painting: Toulouse-Lautrec made it originally as you see it below left; and long before we decided to make the five changes for the sake of this game, the artist himself - or perhaps his art dealer - had made a significant change to the painting. The figure in the foreground, bottom right, with the greenish blue light on her face, was considered too much of a distraction and thought to make the painting hard to sell, so either Toulouse-Lautrec or the gallery dealer cut down the canvas to remove her. However, it has been noted that by 1914 the cut section had been reattached to the painting, restoring it to its original composition!
The original Moulin Rouge painting by Toulouse-Lautrec - look closely here first!
Our altered version of Toulouse-Lautrec's "At The Moulin Rouge;" find 5 changes!
What do you think? Can you find the 5 things that we changed? If you're ready to check your answers, go ahead and click here to see what we changed.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At The Moulin Rouge, 1892/95, is reproduced here courtesy of the Open Access program at The Art Institute of Chicago.
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