START WITH ART: Moulin Rouge: La Goulue

START WITH ART: Moulin Rouge: La Goulue

We START WITH ART each morning with our kids (Jenna's kids are 6 and 9, Janet's is 9). This takes us less than five minutes each morning and tends to be re-visited later in the day at the dinner table or during our evening reading sessions. We find this little exercise each morning ignites creativity and sparks critical thinking. 

Here's how to #STARTWITHART:

Step one: Take a look at the artwork below

Step two: Read the questions below the picture of the art to the students/children in your life

Step three: See how starting your day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking! 

It's that easy! Let's START WITH ART!

Title: Moulin Rouge: La Goulue

Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Happy Birthday, Henri!)

Date: 1891

Medium: Lithograph printed in four colors; three sheets of wove paper

Dimensions: 190 x 116.5 cm

Start with Art Questions: 

  • Can you describe the scene, the people, and any interesting details that stand out to you?
  • "La Goulue" was a famous dancer at the Moulin Rouge. How does Toulouse-Lautrec capture the energy and atmosphere of the Moulin Rouge in this painting? What clues in the artwork suggest the lively and dynamic nature of the place?

  •  What emotions or stories do you think the painting conveys?

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