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Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's circus drawings

The circus was one of the great spectacles of late-19th-century Paris, and it attracted many artists. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec frequently visited the Cirque Fernando in Paris. See how Lautrec represented ringmasters, clowns, dancers, and riders, as he and other artists, such as Seurat and Bonnard, began to portray everyday leisure and pleasures of modern life. Love art? Follow us on Google+ at Created by Getty Museum.