Here’s a picture of Yardley, Pa., artist Silvere Boureau with his rendering of Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous poster of Jane Avril, the can-can dancer of Paris’ Moulin Rouge. Mr. Boureau has re-created Jane on the attic ceiling of the Junior League’s Designer Showhouse, Woodacres, in Skillman (see previous post on Woodacres gallery).
Mr. Boureau is off to the Hamptons, where he is working on a mural, but here’s what he wrote before he left:
“(Designer) Christy Ross’ theme for the room is an entertainment center with big screen and projector. I painted five different images inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec, some are copies, some have differences of colors and proportions.For example, Jane Avril had to be in a rectangle much narrow than the original, therefore she is much thinner, like a fashion drawing.”