Divan Japonais

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901): Divan Japonais c.1892-93 (Color lithograph, Chicago, Smart Museum of Art) – Advertises a Parisian nightclub known for its pseudo-Japanese décor… The singer Jane Avril occupies the center, her orange hair contrasting boldly with the black silhouette of her body. Together, the curvilinear yellow chair, Avril’s crumpled handbag, and the beard and cane of her companion, the writer Édouard Dujardin, create a pattern of flat colored shapes…

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Divan Japonais

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