Miss May Milton, from Le Rire (c.1895) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Miss May Milton, from Le Rire - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - c.1895

Artwork Information

TitleMiss May Milton, from Le Rire
ArtistHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Art MovementArt Nouveau (Modern)
Current LocationBrooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, US

About Miss May Milton, from Le Rire

The artwork “Miss May Milton” was created by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec around the year 1895. It falls within the Art Nouveau movement, categorically identified as a sketch and study. This piece is held in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, located in New York City, New York, in the United States.

In the artwork, one observes the elegant depiction of Miss May Milton, rendered with sweeping, confident lines that showcase Toulouse-Lautrec’s skill in capturing the essence of his subjects with minimal detail. The figure is portrayed in mid-twirl, the gentle flow of her gown captured in the dynamic contours that suggest movement. The dress and the subject’s hair seem to flutter with a life of their own, indicating the artist’s fascination with motion and how it could be conveyed on a static medium. The backdrop of the artwork is left unadorned, which directs full attention to the subject’s form and the fluidity of her movement. The simplicity of the sketch, with its limited palette and sparse use of lines, is a testament to the Modern aesthetic of the period, demonstrating how less can indeed speak volumes.

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